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semiconscious Syllabification: sem·i·con·scious
Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈkänSHəs/

Definition of semiconscious in English:


1(Of a person) only partially conscious: he dragged out the semiconscious pilot
More example sentences
  • And many would argue that intelligence is made up of unconscious, conscious, and semi-conscious elements, experiences.
  • Two weeks later, he was referred back to hospital after becoming semi-conscious and having convulsions.
  • Thirteen-year-old girls have had to be brought to hospital after being found semi-conscious from alcohol in public parks in Limerick.
1.1(Of a feeling or memory) of which the person experiencing it is only vaguely or partially aware: semiconscious obsessions
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  • It was only after wasting a year's worth of boarding school education that I made the semiconscious decision to start painting my lungs with powder and devouring my academics.
  • It sent a semiconscious message about a newspaper's ability to reach a wide audience.
  • Somehow you are always semiconscious of the possibility of showing your knickers, and keeping your knees together and whether or not it's riding up when you sit down.


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