Definition of conscious
- conscious of having succeeded
- was conscious that someone was watching
- conscious guilt
- a conscious effort to do better
- a bargain-conscious shopper
- a budget-conscious businessman
- a race-conscious society
Is the patient conscious yet?
He was fully conscious when we found him.
the capacity for conscious thought
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First Known Use: circa 1600See Words from the same year
: awake and able to understand what is happening around you
: aware of something (such as a fact or feeling) : knowing that something exists or is happening
: known or felt by yourself
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