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"sane" in British English

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saneadjective

uk   us   /seɪn/
C2 having a ​healthymind and not ​mentallyill: In the doctor's ​opinion he was sane at the ​time of the ​murder.humorous The only thing which keeps me sane after a hard ​day in the ​office is ​jogging!C2 showing good ​judgment and ​understanding: It was a sane ​decision and one we all ​respected.
(Definition of sane from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sane" in American English

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saneadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /seɪn/
having a ​reasonable or ​healthymind, or ​showing good ​judgment and ​understanding: Yourwork, he said, is the one thing that ​keeps you sane in this ​crazyworld.
sanity
noun [U]  us   /ˈsæn·ɪ·t̬i/
He was ​beginning to ​doubt his own sanity.
(Definition of sane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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