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Main Entry: conĚscious
Pronunciation: primarystresskän-chschwas
Function: adjective
Etymology: from Latin conscius "knowing or being aware of something, knowing something along with another person," derived from con-, com- "with" and scire "to know" --related to SCIENCE
1 : aware of facts or feelings <was conscious of the cold>
2 : known or felt by one's inner self <conscious guilt>
3 : mentally alert or active <became conscious again>
4 : done with awareness or purpose <a conscious effort to improve>
- conĚsciousĚly adverb

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