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 Officers located a 31-year-old resident of the home semiconscious and another, Weber, not breathing. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, "Charge: Coon Rapids liquor store owner sold drugs that killed man hours later," 9 Nov. 2020 Police reported the victim was semiconscious when he was taken to a hospital. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Man fatally shot in Deanwood neighborhood of Northeast Washington," 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, "Resident unhappy with Baldwin Wallace University dumps branches on school property: Berea Police Blotter," 7 May 2020 In 2001, his daughter called 911 to their home in California, where paramedics found Dr. Koller’s wife unconscious and him semiconscious with a fresh puncture wound in his arm, according to regulatory records. Mike Baker, New York Times, "Pets Are Just ‘Property,’ So Owners Can’t Do Much When Vets Harm Them," 4 Feb. 2020 Jose Lopez-Gonzalez, a Salvadoran national, was pried off of a half-naked, semiconscious woman by a police officer, Montgomery County Police alleged in court documents. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Twice-deported illegal immigrant charged with raping woman in Maryland," 12 Mar. 2020 Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found semiconscious with marks on his neck just three weeks earlier, but he was removed from monitoring shortly after. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Private pathologist questions whether Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide; medical examiner stands by conclusion," 30 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of semiconscious

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Semiconscious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiconscious. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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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