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

Medical Definition of SUBCONSCIOUS

:  existing in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness :  affecting thought, feeling, and behavior without entering awareness <subconscious motives> <a subconscious reflex>
:  imperfectly conscious :  partially but not fully aware <the persistence of subconscious dream activity for several minutes after waking—Psychological Abstracts>
sub·con·scious·ly adverb
sub·con·scious·ness noun
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