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SENS'ITIVE, a. [L. sensitivus, from sensus, sentio.]

1. Having sense or feeling, or having the capacity of perceiving impressions from external objects; as sensitive soul; sensitive appetite; sensitive faculty.

2. That affects the senses; as sensitive objects.

3. Pertaining to the senses, or to sensation; depending on sensation; as sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.




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SENS'ITIVE, a. [L. sensitivus, from sensus, sentio.]

1. Having sense or feeling, or having the capacity of perceiving impressions from external objects; as sensitive soul; sensitive appetite; sensitive faculty.

2. That affects the senses; as sensitive objects.

3. Pertaining to the senses, or to sensation; depending on sensation; as sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.


SENS'I-TIVE, a. [It. and Sp. sensitivo; Fr. sensitif; L. sensitivus, from sensus, sentio.]

  1. Having sense or feeling, or having the capacity of perceiving impressions from external objects; as, sensitive soul; sensitive appetite; sensitive faculty. – Ray. Dryden.
  2. Having feelings easily excited.
  3. That affects the senses; as, sensitive objects. – Hammond.
  4. Pertaining to the senses, or to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation. – Darwin.

Sen"si*tive
  1. Having sense of feeling] possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.
  2. Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.

    She was too sensitive to abuse and calumny. Macaulay.

  3. Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.

    (b) (Chem. *** Photog.)
  4. Serving to affect the sense; sensible.

    [R.]

    A sensitive love of some sensitive objects. Hammond.

  5. Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

    E. Darwin.

    Sensitive fern (Bot.), an American fern (Onoclea sensibilis), the leaves of which, when plucked, show a slight tendency to fold together. -- Sensitive flame (Physics), a gas flame so arranged that under a suitable adjustment of pressure it is exceedingly sensitive to sounds, being caused to roar, flare, or become suddenly shortened or extinguished, by slight sounds of the proper pitch. -- Sensitive joint vetch (Bot.), an annual leguminous herb (Æschynomene hispida), with sensitive foliage. -- Sensitive paper, paper prepared for photographic purpose by being rendered sensitive to the effect of light. -- Sensitive plant. (Bot.) (a) A leguminous plant (Mimosa pudica, or M. sensitiva, and other allied species), the leaves of which close at the slightest touch. (b) Any plant showing motions after irritation, as the sensitive brier (Schrankia) of the Southern States, two common American species of Cassia (C. nictitans, and C. Chamæcrista), a kind of sorrel (Oxalis sensitiva), etc.

    -- Sen"si*tive*ly (#), adv. -- Sen"si*tive*ness, n.

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Sensitive

SENS'ITIVE, adjective [Latin sensitivus, from sensus, sentio.]

1. Having sense or feeling, or having the capacity of perceiving impressions from external objects; as sensitive soul; sensitive appetite; sensitive faculty.

2. That affects the senses; as sensitive objects.

3. Pertaining to the senses, or to sensation; depending on sensation; as sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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warranty

WARRANTY, n.

1. In law, a promise or covenant by deed, made by the bargainer for himself and his heirs, to warrant or secure the bargainee and his heirs against all men in the enjoyment of an estate or other thing granted. Such warranty passes from the seller to the buyer, from the feoffor to the feoffee, and from the releaser to the releasee. Warranty is real, when annexed to lands and tenements granted in fee or for life, &c. And is in deed or in law; and personal, when it respects goods sold or their quality.

In common recoveries, a fictitious person is called to warranty. In the sale of goods or personal property, the seller warrants the title; the warranty is express or implied. If a man sells goods which are not his own, or which he has no right to sell, the purchaser may have satisfaction for the injury. And if the seller expressly warrants the goods to be sound and not defective, and they prove to be otherwise, he must indemnify the purchaser; of the law implies a contract in the warranty, to make good any defect. But the warranty must be at the time of sale, and not afterwards.

2. Authority; justificatory mandate or precept.

If they disobey any precept, that is no excuse to us, nor gives us any warranty to disobey likewise. [In this sense, warrant is now used.]

3. Security.

The stamp was a warranty of the public.

WARRANTY, v.t. To warrant; to guaranty. [A useless word.]

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