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semiconscious

[ sem-ee-kon-shuhs, sem-ahy- ]

adjective

  1. half-conscious; not fully conscious.


semiconscious

/ ˌsɛmɪˈkɒnʃəs /

adjective

  1. not fully conscious


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Derived Forms

  • ˌsemiˈconsciously, adverb
  • ˌsemiˈconsciousness, noun

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Other Words From

  • semi·conscious·ly adverb
  • semi·conscious·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of semiconscious1

First recorded in 1830–40; semi- + conscious

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Example Sentences

Surveillance video shows a naked Sowell standing over the semiconscious woman.

He figured life as a grim dark mystery, a sad semiconscious activity turning aimlessly in the dark.

Even to-day the earth about us seems semiconscious to the soul, for the memories they have left.

Might I ask whether in his semiconscious state he said anything that might at all serve as a clue?

Even in his semiconscious state Rick realized the danger and managed to shut his eyes.

Standing up was a delicate job, but he managed it, feeling rather proud of himself in a dim, semiconscious sort of way.

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