semiconscious

adjective
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

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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 The resident, who was semiconscious, had bruises to his face and body and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 9 Oct. 2019 Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmate was cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident that left Epstein semiconscious in his cell three weeks before his death, according to the cellmate's lawyer and a source familiar with the matter. NBC News, "Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmate cleared of wrongdoing in incident that preceded his death," 16 Aug. 2019 Epstein was removed from suicide watch at the New York City jail where he was being held just days after he was discovered semiconscious with marks around his neck. Sanya Mansoor, Time, "The Jeffrey Epstein Investigation Continues After His Death. Here's Who Else Could Be Investigated," 15 Aug. 2019 Epstein's death after he was found injured in a fetal position and semiconscious with marks on his neck roughly two weeks ago at the federal prison in Manhattan. Dartunorro Clark, NBC News, "House panel demands answers about Jeffrey Epstein's death from prisons chief," 12 Aug. 2019 NBC News reported late Wednesday that Epstein was found semiconscious in his cell with marks on his neck that may have been self-inflicted. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Jeffrey Epstein found after possible suicide attempt in jail cell," 25 July 2019 NBC News reported late Wednesday that Epstein was found semiconscious in his cell with marks on his neck that may have been self-inflicted. Tribune News Service, al, "Jeffrey Epstein found semiconscious in New York jail cell with neck injuries: reports," 25 July 2019 He had been placed on suicide watch in July after he was found in his cell semiconscious with marks on his neck. NBC News, "Jeffrey Epstein was 'strategic' in his approach to victims, says accuser in court," 27 Aug. 2019 In those semiconscious moments before dawn, any room or world is all aloneness; but in this place, profoundly so. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Islands Near Sicily Might Be the Last Uncrowded Part of Italy," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of semiconscious

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Semiconscious.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiconscious. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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semiconscious

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How to pronounce semiconscious (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of semiconscious

: partially conscious : only somewhat awake and able to understand what is happening around you

semiconscious

adjective
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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