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Meaning of “unconscious” in the English Dictionary

"unconscious" in British English

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unconsciousadjective

uk   /ʌnˈkɒn.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈkɑːn-/
B2 in the ​state of not being ​awake, ​especially as the ​result of a ​headinjury: 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/

unconsciousnoun

uk   /ʌnˈkɒn.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈkɑːn-/
(Definition of unconscious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unconscious" in American English

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unconsciousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ʌnˈkɑn·ʃəs/
not ​conscious : The ​fall from his ​horseknocked him unconscious for several ​minutes. Unconscious ​feelings or ​actions are ​ones you are not ​completelyaware of: unconscious ​anxiety There’s an unconscious ​classification within the ​group.
unconsciously
adverb  us   /ʌnˈkɑn·ʃəs·li/
He unconsciously ​assumes that everyone ​agrees with him.

unconsciousnoun [U]

 us   /ʌnˈkɑn·ʃəs/ specialized
(in ​psychoanalysis) the ​part of the ​mind you are not ​aware of but which ​influencesbehavior
(Definition of unconscious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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