unconscious

adjective
un·​con·​scious | \ ˌən-ˈkän(t)-shəs How to pronounce unconscious (audio) \

Definition of unconscious

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : having lost consciousness was unconscious for three days
b(1) : not marked by conscious thought, sensation, or feeling unconscious motivation
(2) : of or relating to the unconscious
c : not possessing mind or consciousness unconscious matter
2a : not knowing or perceiving : not aware
b : free from self-awareness
3 : not consciously held or deliberately planned or carried out an unconscious bias

unconscious

noun

Definition of unconscious (Entry 2 of 2)

: the part of mental life that does not ordinarily enter the individual's awareness yet may influence behavior and perception or be revealed (as in slips of the tongue or in dreams)

Other Words from unconscious

Adjective

unconsciously adverb
unconsciousness noun

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of unconscious in a Sentence

Adjective He was knocked unconscious by a fall. She was unconscious for three days after the accident.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective She was told that Wyatt was unconscious and headed to the hospital. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 30 July 2022 Gennaro Lametta, an Italian tourism official, wrote in a Facebook post that the man was unconscious. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 July 2022 LifeNet arrived a short time later and by that point the victim was unconscious. Arkansas Online, 22 July 2022 While Ruslan was unconscious, Ukraine’s commanders in Kyiv had made a difficult choice. New York Times, 20 July 2022 Lametta wrote that the man was unconscious when the guides recovered him. Timothy Bella, Anchorage Daily News, 13 July 2022 Lametta wrote that the man was unconscious when the guides recovered him. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 So this book really emerged from places of my unconscious. Anderson Tepper, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2022 Edwards sustained brain damage during the attack as rioters pushed a bike rack on top of her head, knocking her unconscious. al, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unconscious

Adjective

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Noun

circa 1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unconscious was in 1712

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unconsecrated

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“Unconscious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconscious. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for unconscious

unconscious

adjective
un·​con·​scious | \ ˌən-ˈkän-shəs How to pronounce unconscious (audio) \

Kids Definition of unconscious

1 : not aware He was unconscious of being watched.
2 : having lost consciousness I was knocked unconscious by the fall.
3 : not intentional or planned an unconscious error

Other Words from unconscious

unconsciously adverb She unconsciously tightened her grip.

unconscious

adjective
un·​con·​scious | \ ˌən-ˈkän-chəs How to pronounce unconscious (audio) \

Medical Definition of unconscious

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : not marked by conscious thought, sensation, or feeling unconscious motivation
2 : of or relating to the unconscious
3 : having lost consciousness was unconscious for three days

Other Words from unconscious

unconsciously adverb
unconsciousness noun

unconscious

noun

Medical Definition of unconscious (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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