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adjective unconscious pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈkɒnʃəs/
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  1. 1
    in a condition similar to sleep in which you do not see, feel, or think, usually because you are injured
    She was unconscious but still breathing when the ambulance arrived.
    knock/beat someone unconscious: He was attacked by two men and knocked unconscious.
  2. 2
    an unconscious feeling or thought is one that you do not realize that you have
    an unconscious fear of change
    the child’s unconscious desire to learn
    1. a.
      used about things you do without realizing you are doing them or without intending to do them
      She has the unconscious habit of biting her fingernails.
      an unconscious gesture of self-protection


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