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English definition of “unconscious”

unconscious

adjective [not gradable]    /ʌnˈkɑn·ʃəs/
not conscious : The fall from his horse knocked him unconscious for several minutes. Unconscious feelings or actions are ones you are not completely aware of: unconscious anxiety There’s an unconscious classification within the group. unconsciously    /ʌnˈkɑn·ʃəs·li/ adverb He unconsciously assumes that everyone agrees with him.
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