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noun. 1. the sensation that human beings claim to encounter, inclusive of cognitive details spanning from somatic and sensory interpretation to cognitive visualizations, accountable concepts, internal speech, intentions to take action, recollections, dreams, semantics, delusions, fringe or emotionally-entwined feelings, and facets of motor and mental control. 2. any of many unbiased conditions of consciousness wherein aware details can be recounted. More commonly used to reference the natural waking state, but might also be used to reference the state of sleep or a substitute state of awareness.

CONSCIOUSNESS: "The medic was able to bring the patient back to a state of consciousness."

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