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insensible

adjective uk   /ɪnˈsen.sɪ.bl̩/ formal us  
unconscious: We found her lying on the floor, drunk and insensible.be insensible of/to sth to not care about something or be unwilling to react to it: I think he's largely insensible to other people's distress.
insensibility
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˌsen.sɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
Translations of “insensible”
in Spanish inconsciente, sin conocimiento, indiferente…
in French inconscient…
in German bewußtlos…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失去知覺的, 沒察覺到的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失去知觉的, 没察觉到的…
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