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

sem′i·con′scious·ly adv.
sem′i·con′scious·ness n.
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not fully conscious
ˌsemiˈconsciously adv
ˌsemiˈconsciousness n
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(ˌsɛm iˈkɒn ʃəs, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

not fully conscious.
sem`i•con′scious•ly, adv.
sem`i•con′scious•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semiconscious - partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations
conscious - knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"
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semi-conscious [ˌsɛmiˈkɒnʃəs] adjsemi-conscient(e)semi-darkness [ˌsɛmiˈdɑːrknɪs] npénombre f
The room was in semi-darkness → La pièce était plongée dans la pénombre.semi-detached [ˌsɛmidɪˈtætʃt]
adj (mainly British) [house] → jumelé(e)
nmaison f jumeléesemi-final [ˌsɛmiˈfaɪnəl] (mainly British) semifinal (mainly US) ndemi-finale f
England were beaten in the semi-finals → L'Angleterre a été battue en demi-finale.semi-finalist [ˌsɛmiˈfaɪnəlɪst] (mainly British) semifinalist (mainly US) ndemi-finaliste mf
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[ˌsɛmɪˈkɒnʃəs] adjparzialmente cosciente
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He came home with his manners a good deal improved; he had lost his surliness and brusqueness, and was rather pleasantly soft and smooth, now; he was furtively, and sometimes openly, ironical of speech, and given to gently touching people on the raw, but he did it with a good-natured semiconscious air that carried it off safely, and kept him from getting into trouble.
He no longer observed, no longer thought, and was but semiconscious. One idea constituted his consciousness: SO THIS WAS A HURRICANE.
Just a few weeks before Epstein's death, he was found semiconscious in his cell with marks on his neck.
Occasionally I get emergency calls from our training residents and fellows at Manila Doctors Hospital in the wee hours, when my sleep is at its deepest, but even in a semiconscious state, I can still make a fairly reasonable assessment of an emergency problem and what treatment to give.
@mochalany Replying to @MikeSegalov, mine was being in a tiny surf town in Nicaragua only to find Matthew McConaughey (above, left) passed out drunk at the only bar with a ring of tourists taking selfies over his semiconscious shoulder.
110 here, were semiconscious when responding residents led by Barangay Amas Chairman Nelvin Naviamos rushed them to a nearby hospital.
Simon Gouldstone, 67, said he found his father in a "semiconscious state" in his bedroom of his house in Evesham Road, Enfield, north London, on Tuesday morning after the back door was broken in.
He said that when his son raised a hue and cry, locals reached the spot and found him naked and in a semiconscious state.
He said the girl told the police that the suspect assaulted her after dragging her into his house when she was returning from a village seminary, and later left her semiconscious in nearby bushes.
The whole thing is about as pre-ordained as a bout between Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy; and in this case, I am afraid, the inevitable outcome is a victory for the EU, with the UK lying flat on the canvas and 12 stars circling symbolically over our semiconscious head" Boris Johnson attacks Theresa May's Brexit plan.

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