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unconscious

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adjective un·con·scious \ˌən-ˈkän(t)-shəs\

Definition of unconscious

  1. 1a :  not knowing or perceiving :  not awareb :  free from self-awareness

  2. 2a :  not possessing mind or consciousness unconscious matterb (1) :  not marked by conscious thought, sensation, or feeling unconscious motivation (2) :  of or relating to the unconsciousc :  having lost consciousness was unconscious for three days

  3. 3 :  not consciously held or deliberately planned or carried out an unconscious bias

unconsciously

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unconsciousness

noun

Examples of unconscious in a Sentence

  1. He was knocked unconscious by a fall.

  2. She was unconscious for three days after the accident.

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First Known Use of unconscious

1712


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unconscious

noun un·con·scious

Definition of unconscious

  1. :  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)

First Known Use of unconscious

circa 1912


UNCONSCIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

unconscious

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Definition of unconscious for English Language Learners

  • : not awake especially because of an injury, drug, etc.

  • : not aware of something

  • : not intended or planned : not consciously done

unconscious

noun

Definition of unconscious for English Language Learners

  • : the part of the mind that a person is not aware of but that is often a powerful force in controlling behavior


UNCONSCIOUS Defined for Kids

unconscious

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adjective un·con·scious \ˌən-ˈkän-shəs\

Definition of unconscious for Students

  1. 1 :  not aware He was unconscious of being watched.

  2. 2 :  having lost consciousness I was knocked unconscious by the fall.

  3. 3 :  not intentional or planned an unconscious error

unconsciously

adverb She unconsciously tightened her grip.

unconsciousness

noun

Medical Dictionary

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unconscious

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adjective un·con·scious \ˌən-ˈkän-chəs\

Medical Definition of unconscious

  1. 1:  not marked by conscious thought, sensation, or feeling unconscious motivation

  2. 2:  of or relating to the unconscious

  3. 3:  having lost consciousness was unconscious for three days

unconsciously

adverb

unconsciousness

noun

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unconscious

noun un·con·scious

Medical Definition of unconscious

  1. :  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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