semiconscious

adjective
semi·con·scious | \ˌse-mē-ˈkän(t)-shəs, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semiconscious 

: incompletely conscious : imperfectly aware or responsive

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semiconsciousness noun

Examples of semiconscious in a Sentence

The victim was semiconscious and could barely talk.

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Paramedics and police found the woman to be breathing but semiconscious and noticed wounds on her body, Gates said. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Mount Prospect woman charged with neglect of elderly relative found with infested bedsores," 14 June 2018 Take that iconic photograph of Muhammad Ali standing triumphantly over the prostrate, semiconscious wreckage of Sonny Liston. Alaska Dispatch News, "Agony of defeat stronger than the thrill of victory," 28 June 2017 Neighbors spotted Mr. Derlus, 62, and carried him, semiconscious, from hospital to hospital. Azam Ahmed, Paco Nunez And Alan Blinder, New York Times, "Seeing ‘Nothing to Live For’ as Haiti Seeks a Body Count After Hurricane Matthew OCT. 8, 2016," 8 Oct. 2016 This unrelenting storm of abnormal neural activity turned her teenage years into a semiconscious... Christopher Mims, WSJ, "A Hardware Update for the Human Brain," 5 June 2017 By the time sheriff’s deputies and firefighters arrived to the scene, the neighbor was semiconscious and beginning to breathe on his own — the efforts made by Shankwiler and his two sons had saved the man’s life. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Father, sons commended by safety officials for saving neighbor from drowning," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of semiconscious

1839, in the meaning defined above

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semiconscious

adjective

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 \

Medical Definition of semiconscious 

: incompletely conscious : imperfectly aware or responsive

Other Words from semiconscious

semiconsciousness noun

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