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.

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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More informationShare with a FriendCheck Avaliable Categories Don't give fluids to an unconscious or semiconscious person; fluids may enter his windpipe and cause suffocation.
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.
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.
"I tried opening the door from the inside, started kicking it and kicking it until it busted open." 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.
And this news had leaked out--along with the queasy and semiconscious awareness that at least some of those preachings must have been fallacious, if not evil.
Eiji Nozaki was found lying semiconscious by a guard on the second-floor rear stairway of the building in the Western district Wednesday afternoon, shortly after leaving his fashion company's office on the 20th floor, a police spokeswoman said.

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