semi·​con·​scious | \ ˌse-mē-ˈkän(t)-shəs How to pronounce semiconscious (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semiconscious

: incompletely conscious : imperfectly aware or responsive

Other Words from semiconscious

semiconsciousness noun

Examples of semiconscious in a Sentence

The victim was semiconscious and could barely talk.
Recent Examples on the Web This was the year a mountain spontaneously materialized in rural Kansas, one kilometer high, composed entirely of semiconscious adult men. Catherine Lacey, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Alkins said firefighters found the woman semiconscious on the floor in the hallway. Andrew Brinker,, 1 Dec. 2021 Ditty had called 911 to report that her daughter was vomiting, struggling to breathe and semiconscious. Harriet Sokmensuer,, 30 Nov. 2021 Orchestral players communicate through a series of semiconscious cues, adjusting their timing to a colleague’s nod or the jerk of an elbow. Justin Davidson, Vulture, 27 May 2021 The man was slumped over, semiconscious and breathing. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 5 Mar. 2021 Officers located a 31-year-old resident of the home semiconscious and another, Weber, not breathing. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 9 Nov. 2020 Police reported the victim was semiconscious when he was taken to a hospital. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2020 Assistance to fire department: Wesley Drive Police and paramedics were called at about 4:30 p.m. April 30 to a Wesley home, where a 28-year-old man was semiconscious. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 7 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of semiconscious

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Semiconscious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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semi·​con·​scious | \ -ˈkän-chəs How to pronounce semiconscious (audio) \

Medical Definition of semiconscious

: incompletely conscious : imperfectly aware or responsive

Other Words from semiconscious

semiconsciousness noun

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