3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sane \Sane\, adjective [L. sanus; cf. Gr. ?, ?, safe, sound. Cf. {Sound}, adjective]

1. Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind.

2. Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons.

Syn: Sound; healthy; underanged; unbroken.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pentosan \Pen"to*san\, noun Also -sane \-sane\ [From {Pentose}.] (Chem.) One of a class of substances (complex carbohydrates widely distributed in plants, as in fruits, gums, woods, hay, etc.) which yield pentoses on hydrolysis. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane" [ant: {insane}]

2: marked by sound judgment; "sane nuclear policy" [syn: {reasonable}, {sane}]

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