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Definition of unconscious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in a state like sleep because of an injury or illness, and not able to use your senses She was knocked unconscious. They found him lying unconscious on the floor.
  2. 2(of feelings, thoughts, etc.) existing or happening without you realizing or being aware; not deliberate or controlled unconscious desires The brochure is full of unconscious humor. compare subconscious
  3. 3unconscious of somebody/something not aware of someone or something; not noticing something; not conscious synonym oblivious She is unconscious of the effect she has on people. He was quite unconscious of the danger. opposite conscious
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