semiconscious

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

adjective

half-conscious; not fully conscious.

Origin of semiconscious

First recorded in 1830–40; semi- + conscious

Related forms

sem·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 Forms

semiconsciously, adverbsemiconsciousness, noun
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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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