semiconscious

[ sem-ee-kon-shuh s, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈkɒn ʃəs, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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adjective

half-conscious; not fully conscious.

Nearby words

  1. semicoma,
  2. semiconducting,
  3. semiconductor,
  4. semiconductor diode,
  5. semiconductor laser,
  6. semiconservative replication,
  7. semicrystalline,
  8. semicylinder,
  9. semidaily,
  10. semidarkness

Origin of semiconscious

First recorded in 1830–40; semi- + conscious

Related formssem·i·con·scious·ly, adverbsem·i·con·scious·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for semiconscious

semiconscious

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈkɒnʃəs) /

adjective

not fully conscious
Derived Formssemiconsciously, adverbsemiconsciousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for semiconscious

semiconscious

adj.

also semi-conscious, 1838, from semi- + conscious. Related: Semiconsciously; semiconsciousness.

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Medicine definitions for semiconscious

semiconscious

[ sĕm′ē-kŏnshəs, sĕm′ī- ]

adj.

Not completely aware of sensations; partially conscious.

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