unconscious

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unconscious (comparative more unconscious, superlative most unconscious)

  1. Not awake; having no awareness.
    She lay unconscious on the floor.
  2. Without directed thought or awareness.
    My sudden fright was an unconscious response.
  3. (sports) engaged in skilled performance without conscious control.
    • 1998, Charles Rosen, The Cockroach Basketball League, page 144
      Sam is unconscious, filling it, drilling it from every conceivable angle. Lem is awful and Cooper seems confused. Josh shoots too often.
    • 1999, Joseph Leininger, Terry Whalin, Lessons from the Pit: A Successful Veteran of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, page 10
      "I was unconscious," the basketball player gushes. "It seemed like everything I threw up toward the basket went straight in."
    • 2002, Alexander Wolff, Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure, page 292
      Someone who has reeled off a string of baskets will say, "I was unconscious," as if he were following the Zen injunction to be mindful while suspending thought.

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the unconscious (singular only)

  1. (psychology) The unconscious mind

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