semiconscious


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sem·i·com·a·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs),
An imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete.
Synonym(s): semiconscious

semiconscious

(sĕm′ē-kŏn′shəs, sĕm′ī-)
adj.
Partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations.

sem′i·con′scious·ly adv.
sem′i·con′scious·ness n.

semiconscious

[-kon′shəs]
an impaired state of consciousness, characterized by obtundation, stupor, or hypersomnia, from which a patient can be aroused only by energetic stimulation.

sem·i·co·ma·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs)
An imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete.
Synonym(s): semiconscious.

semiconscious

Half-conscious.
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Thrift emphasises the automatism of this behaviour, understanding affect as a semiconscious phenomenon.
Kieta kept punching, pounding and squeezing Castro until he went limp, semiconscious from shock.
Mrs Office,74, also of St Stephens Way, was found semiconscious at her home and taken to hospital where she died.
Perhaps the fumes that emanate from a post-match moob are so powerful you become semiconscious and forget about your loss right away.
Still, she has sufficient presence of mind to drive home, stow her car in her garage--even as a semiconscious, sporadically moaning Tom remains stuck in place--and, come morning, take a cab to work.
The man reportedly arrived semiconscious on a flight from Vietnam operated by Vietnam Airways on 27 September and medical personnel in protective suits boarded the aircraft to isolate the passenger.
Brett DeMott didn't catch the names of the two women who stopped after he'd set out traffic cones from his construction truck to protect the semiconscious bobcat as traffic zipped by on a blind curve.
I woke up long enough to say that I wasn't unconscious the whole time, but I was in a semiconscious state for the next 2 weeks.
Biggs claimed the initial attack lasted for two hours before Barnett and Welsh began to hit the semiconscious Adam again the following day.
They said the youth had passed out or was semiconscious from being choked by a silver necklace he was wearing.
Turner was able to turn the semiconscious passenger sideways and swing his legs out so the others could help the passenger out of the car.