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English definition of “conscious”

conscious

adjective (AWAKE)   /ˈkɑn·ʃəs/
awake, aware of what is happening around you, and able to think: She’s out of surgery but not fully conscious yet.
(Definition of conscious adjective (AWAKE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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