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 for Sentient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sentient \Sen"ti*ent\, a. [L. sentiens, -entis, p. pr. of
     sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense.]
     Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception.
     Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient
     extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs
     or tissues.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sentient \Sen"ti*ent\, n.
     One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sentient
      adj 1: endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the
             living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's
             stage"- T.E.Lawrence [syn: sentient, animate] [ant:
             insensate, insentient]
      2: consciously perceiving; "sentient of the intolerable load";
         "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "sentient":
     alive, alive to, au courant, awake, aware, cognizant, conscious,
     conversant, emotionable, feeling, impressible, impressionable,
     impressive, knowing, open, perceptive, reactive, receptive,
     responsive, sensible, sensile, sensitive, sensitive to,
     susceptible, susceptive, witting
  
  

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