lose consciousness


: to become unconscious
She lost consciousness briefly.

Examples of lose consciousness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the victim stirs, the suspect hits him several more times in the head until the victim appears to lose consciousness. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 17 May 2024 While hibernating, a groundhog's body temperature can drop from about 99 degrees Fahrenheit to as low as 37 degrees, a temperature cold enough to be fatal to humans, who lose consciousness at about 82 degrees. USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2024 Breathing nitrogen through a mask could in theory cause a person to lose consciousness before oxygen deprivation leads to death, and Alabama officials have insisted that this is most likely how the scheduled execution will happen. Stephen Smith, CBS News, 24 Jan. 2024 The victim did not lose consciousness and declined medical attention. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 2 Jan. 2024 Children can lose consciousness in as little as 15 seconds. Suzy Khimm, NBC news, 20 Dec. 2023 Those so absorbed will lose consciousness of themselves and their rational preoccupations. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 9 Nov. 2023 As Scott's set began, many of the attendees attempted to rush the stage causing countless people to lose consciousness or be trampled. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 With syncope, the person may lose consciousness anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023

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“Lose consciousness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20consciousness. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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