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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insane  \In*sane"\,  a.  [L.  insanus  See  {In-}  not  and  {Sane}.] 
  1.  Exhibiting  unsoundness  or  disorded  of  mind;  not  sane;  mad; 
  deranged  in  mind;  delirious;  distracted.  See  {Insanity}, 
  2. 
 
  2.  Used  by  or  appropriated  to  insane  persons;  as  an  insane 
  hospital. 
 
  3.  Causing  insanity  or  madness.  [R.] 
 
  Or  have  we  eaten  on  the  insaneroot  That  takes  the 
  reason  prisoner  ?  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Characterized  by  insanity  or  the  utmost  folly;  chimerical; 
  unpractical;  as  an  insane  plan  attempt,  etc 
 
  I  know  not  which  was  the  insane  measure.  --Southey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insane 
  adj  1:  afflicted  with  or  characteristic  of  mental  derangement;  "was 
  declared  insane";  "insane  laughter"  [ant:  {sane}] 
  2:  very  foolish;  "harebrained  ideas";  "took  insane  risks  behind 
  the  wheel";  "a  completely  mad  scheme  to  build  a  bridge 
  between  two  mountains"  [syn:  {harebrained},  {mad}] 




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