He was knocked unconscious by a fall.
She was unconscious for three days after the accident.
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Officers discovered Dominici unconscious and unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead at Montefiore Medical Center upon arrival.—Julianne McShane, NBC News, 17 Sep. 2023 When workers tried to wake them up around 2:30 p.m., three of the children were unconscious.—Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 17 Sep. 2023 When workers went to wake them up at 2:30 p.m., three were unconscious, police said.—Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 17 Sep. 2023 Barrett is fighting for legislation after her mother shared to her followers an announcement of Cam’s first menstrual cycle, a description of a car accident Cam was in and photos of her unconscious in the hospital.—Fortesa Latifi, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2023 First responders on the scene contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Dive Team, which recovered the unconscious and unresponsive Mack, according to the East Chicago Police Department’s social media page.—Chicago Tribune, 5 Sep. 2023 The winner displaces the old content, which then becomes unconscious.—Christof Koch, Scientific American, 8 Sep. 2023 Read full article When the first park ranger reached the hikers around 11:30 p.m., the woman was unconscious, Adam said.—Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2023 The bill is named after Asunción Valdivia, a farmworker who fell unconscious while picking grapes in California on a 105-degree day in 2004.—Amy Maxmen, CBS News, 30 Aug. 2023
Emergency medical workers arrived at the six-story brick building around 2:45 p.m. to find a 1-year-old unconscious, along with a 2-year-old boy and an 8-month-old girl.—Claire Fahy, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2023 The Freudian unconscious can be crude, a blunt instrument with which to make sense of everything from a bad day to irritation at a parent.—Gillian Silverman, The New Yorker, 15 July 2023 But conjuring up the Freudian unconscious in conversations with my kids keeps him close.—Gillian Silverman, The New Yorker, 15 July 2023 In addition to his clinical work, my father was a researcher; his primary mission was to prove, empirically, the existence of the Freudian unconscious.—Gillian Silverman, The New Yorker, 15 July 2023 The treasure, of course, was the cause of neurotic symptoms, deeply buried in the unconscious.—Elizabeth Winkler, The New Yorker, 23 June 2023 Officers responded to a central Florida home and found the 28-year-old unconscious in a bedroom, according to the Casselberry Police Department.—Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 17 June 2023 See More
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: not marked by conscious thought, sensation, or feeling
: of or relating to the unconscious
: having lost consciousness
was unconscious for three days
2 of 2noun
: the part of mental life that is not ordinarily integrated or available to consciousness yet may be manifested as a motive force in overt behavior (as in neurosis) and is often revealed (as through dreams, slips of the tongue, or dissociated acts) compare subconscious