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subconscious

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adjective sub·con·scious \ˌsəb-ˈkän-chəs, ˈsəb-\

Medical Definition of subconscious

  1. 1:  existing in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness :  affecting thought, feeling, and behavior without entering awareness <subconscious motives> <a subconscious reflex>

  2. 2:  imperfectly conscious :  partially but not fully aware <the persistence of subconscious dream activity for several minutes after waking—Psychological Abstracts>

subconsciously adverb
subconsciousness noun



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subconscious

noun sub·con·scious

Medical Definition of subconscious

  1. :  the mental activities just below the threshold of consciousness; also :  the aspect of the mind concerned with such activities—compare unconscious





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