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- partially conscious.
- below the level of consciousness.
- The sense of smell can be a subconscious influence on our actions.
below the level of consciousness
the subconscious (uncountable)
- that part of the mind that is not consciously perceived; one's innermost thoughts
- A person can sometimes wake up knowing the solution to a problem that their subconscious has been working on.
that part of mind that is not consciously perceived