1. state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

the crash intruded on his awareness

Syn: ↑awareness
Derivationally related forms: ↑sentient, ↑aware (for: ↑awareness)
Hypernyms: ↑consciousness
2. the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

Syn: ↑sense, ↑sensation, ↑sentiency, ↑sensory faculty
Derivationally related forms:
sentient (for: ↑sentiency), ↑sentient, ↑sense (for: ↑sensation), ↑sensorial (for: ↑sense), ↑sensuous (for: ↑sense), ↑sense (for: ↑sense), ↑sensify (for: ↑sense)
Hypernyms: ↑faculty, ↑mental faculty, ↑module
3. the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

"gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart

Ant: ↑insentience
Derivationally related forms: ↑sentient
Hypernyms: ↑animateness, ↑aliveness, ↑liveness
Attrubites: ↑sentient, ↑animate, ↑insentient, ↑insensate

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