Meaning of semi-conscious in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛmɪˈkɒnʃəs/


  • Only partially conscious.

    ‘he dragged out the semi-conscious pilot’
    • ‘And many would argue that intelligence is made up of unconscious, conscious, and semi-conscious elements, experiences.’
    • ‘Two weeks later, he was referred back to hospital after becoming semi-conscious and having convulsions.’
    • ‘Thirteen-year-old girls have had to be brought to hospital after being found semi-conscious from alcohol in public parks in Limerick.’
    • ‘I'd be lying, semi-conscious in my hospital bed, laid low by my flaky pods, defenceless against her scheming ways.’
    • ‘Soon the entire crew is reduced to sweating and semi-conscious heaps of flatulent flesh.’
    • ‘And it was then, in that delirious, half-starved, semi-conscious state that she came up with a plan.’
    • ‘When not active, I lapsed into delirium and a semi-conscious state.’
    • ‘In September, a week before his death, he was taken to hospital after his wife found him semi-conscious in bed having taken an overdose of painkillers and whisky.’
    • ‘Rick saw her coming and stepped between her and the paramedics who had just loaded a semi-conscious Jason onto a stretcher.’
    • ‘Both women were admitted to St Dominic's Hospital on Tuesday and underwent emergency surgery after they were found in a semi-conscious state.’
    • ‘If a heavy dose of this medicine is given, the patient becomes semi-conscious, his heart beat becomes slow and nervous system and resistance power also becomes weak.’
    • ‘But then I needed their attentiveness, as I was collapsed and semi-conscious at the top of a frozen wasteland, the nearest settlement being miles down the mountain.’
    • ‘Emerging from my semi-conscious state, I blinked away the stubborn black spots in front of my eyes, and was immediately tackled by a sobbing blonde thing.’
    • ‘After the rescue, doctors said Chen's breath and heartbeat were both fast, and she was semi-conscious, entering a ‘bad’ state.’
    • ‘He cradled the semi-conscious Tenkou in his arms.’
    • ‘Naturally, Prom time rolled around, and being gothic and hip, my natural inclination was to hover in a semi-conscious state of misery and darkness.’
    • ‘Don't walk, talk, or eat like a semi-conscious person.’
    • ‘Exhausted and semi-conscious, my peripheral awareness of a sort of beige abyss was occasionally punctuated by explosions of extreme color.’
    • ‘The semi-conscious bride and the manipulative groom pulling up to a Las Vegas wedding chapel drive-in did not conjure up images of a fairy tale romance.’
    • ‘He said he tried to pull his semi-conscious wife from the car because he was worried it could burst into flames but was unable to open the driver's door so he dragged her through the passenger side.’
    into a stupor, into a daze, into a state of unconsciousness, into oblivion