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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
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

semiconscious

Half-conscious.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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And yet, other versions of semiconsciousness seem more specifically linked to the use of alcohol.
By means of instruments such as this, neurophysiologists can distinguish the minimalist criterion of permanent unconsciousness from intermittent consciousness or semiconsciousness. They have ways of separating those with diminished cognitive functions from those who completely lack the capacity for mental awareness.
The perpetrator of this felony will be Joe, who no longer makes love with his girlfriend, no longer disrobes in bed with her, no longer becomes aroused, no longer feels the high-pressure system of consolation, no longer recognizes that there is an equation in him that is balanced only by the presence of a certain kind of companionship, but who can, in the recesses of his semiconsciousness, recall a first kiss on a really dark night in the Bronx when he was a little bit drunk and she was, too, and this kiss was so easy, like slotting a diamond stylus into the grooves of an old LP.
In the opening description of Musidorus's rescue and arrival in Arcadia, 'The narrator, by indirect discourse, filters the events to the reader through Musidorus's consciousness, even semiconsciousness as the case may be'.
Hybrid cloud-creatures pressed in upon them, gigantic flowers with human breasts dangling from fleshy stalks, winged cats, centaurs, and Chamcha in his semiconsciousness was seized by the notion that he, too, had acquired the quality of cloudiness, becoming metamorphic, hybrid.
It is claimed that this allows the patient to "escape" suffering, with brief lucid intervals punctuating the semiconsciousness in which he or she passes the better part of his or her final days.
There were half chances for McNamara at one end and Kevin Kyle at the other before the game burst into a state of semiconsciousness on the 25-minute mark.
Palcebo's first-person voiceover narrative emanates from within the dim semiconsciousness of a comatose won)an lying in intensive care next to tire lover with whom she was trapped in a terrible car crash.