Definition of unconsciousness in US English:

unconsciousness

noun

  • 1The state of being unconscious.

    ‘someone gave me a crack across the head and I slipped into unconsciousness’
    • ‘Some of his characters seem to be in a state of amnesia or unconsciousness.’
    • ‘Then a metal rod touched his bare shoulder, electrocuting him into unconsciousness.’
    • ‘The resultant unconsciousness from a severe hit to the back of the head from a coffee table led to an epiphany which has changed his life.’
    • ‘Exposure to higher concentrations results almost immediately in disorientation and unconsciousness.’
    • ‘On the second day of her sickness, she began to run a fever and fell into unconsciousness four times.’
    • ‘Normally, such patients are known to have heart disease, which is the cause for unconsciousness.’
    • ‘Less frequently, weakness or paralysis of a limb or limbs, or unconsciousness, may occur.’
    • ‘An open microphone over the next six minutes revealed the progressive deterioration of the pilot toward unconsciousness.’
    • ‘Viewers eventually called the police, but only after he had lapsed into unconsciousness.’
    • ‘There must have been an interval of absolute unconsciousness, seconds or minutes.’
    • ‘Blood pressure may drop to dangerously low levels, causing unconsciousness.’
    • ‘I slipped under the light sheets with her and joined her in complete unconsciousness.’
    • ‘A good strangulation hold should render the opponent unconsciousness without injury or significant pain in a matter of seconds regardless of whom the opponent is.’
    • ‘Instantly, the visiting fighter is on top of his prone opponent and quickly smashes him into unconsciousness with fierce blows to the face.’
    • ‘Without defense, even Judo greats can be chocked into unconsciousness by a white belt student.’
    • ‘All you have to look forward to now is unconsciousness.’
    • ‘The blackout victim is in an extremely dangerous position at the point of unconsciousness.’
    • ‘He pressed down the pain and fought against unconsciousness.’
    • ‘Darcy briefly toyed with the idea of feigning unconsciousness.’
    • ‘At last he faded into his final unconsciousness.’
    insensibility, senselessness, stupefaction, oblivion, unawareness, blankness, lack of sensation, lack of feeling
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    1. 1.1 The state of being uninformed or unaware.
      ‘part of her beauty was her unconsciousness of it’
      • ‘Jim's figurative decapitation could thus be regarded as a literal interpretation of this ideal of racial unconsciousness.’
      • ‘The eighth song is about impetuousness and unconsciousness of teenagers.’
      • ‘But in my unconsciousness I didn't know what it meant.’
      • ‘In all their class unconsciousness they merely agitated for improvements in the social sickness that caused the problems initially.’
      • ‘Yet they were sung with a kind of naivete and unconsciousness.’

Pronunciation

unconsciousness

/ˌənˈkɑn(t)ʃəsnəs//ˌənˈkän(t)SHəsnəs/