Unconscious Un*con"scious, a. 1. Not conscious; having no consciousness or power of mental perception; without cerebral appreciation; hence, not knowing or regarding; ignorant; as, an unconscious man. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. Not known or apprehended by consciousness; as, an unconscious cerebration. ``Unconscious causes.'' --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

3. Having no knowledge by experience; -- followed by of; as, a mule unconscious of the yoke. --Pope. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*con"scious-ly}, adv. -- {Un*con"scious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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