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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·sen·si·ble /(ˌ)ɪnˈsɛn(t)səbəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·sen·si·ble /-ˈsɛn(t)səbəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sen·si·ble a.
 1. Destitute of the power of feeling or perceiving; wanting bodily sensibility; unconscious.
 2. Not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of feeling; apathetic; unconcerned; indifferent; as, insensible to danger, fear, love, etc.; -- often used with of or to.
    Accept an obligation without being a slave to the giver, or insensible to his kindness.   --Sir H. Wotton.
    Lost in their loves, insensible of shame.   --Dryden.
 3. Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible. Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow; gradual; as, insensible motion.
    Two small and almost insensible pricks were found upon Cleopatra's arm.   --Sir T. Browne.
 They fall away,
 And languish with insensible decay.   --Dryden.
 4. Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless. [Obs.]
    If it make the indictment be insensible or uncertain, it shall be quashed.   --Sir M. Hale.
 Syn: -- Imperceptible; imperceivable; dull; stupid; torpid; numb; unfeeling; apathetic; stoical; impassive; indifferent; unsusceptible; hard; callous.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain";
             "insensible earth" [ant: sensible]
      2: (followed by `to' or `by') unaware of or indifferent to;
         "insensible to the suffering around him" [syn: insensible(p),
      3: barely able to be perceived; "the transition was almost
         indiscernible"; "an almost insensible change" [syn: indiscernible,
      4: unresponsive to stimulation; "he lay insensible where he had
         fallen"; "drugged and senseless" [syn: senseless]