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unconscious

adjective uk   /ʌnˈkɒn.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈkɑːn-/
B2 in the state of not being awake, especially as the result of a head injury: She was hit on the head by a stone and knocked unconscious.C2 An unconscious thought or feeling is one that you do not know you have: my unconscious desire to impress him
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unconsciously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
unconsciousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

unconscious

noun uk   /ʌnˈkɒn.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈkɑːn-/
the unconscious the part of your mind that contains feelings and thoughts that you do not know about, and that influences the way you behave
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