How to sign unconscious in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your index finger touching the side of your forehead, then change both handshapes to "A" handshapes and bring together the palm side of both hands, with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand to the side of your head with your middle finger touching the side of your forehead. Then, move your hand forward while changing your handshape to an "0" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.
Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Extend the index and middle fingers in a 'V' shape, tucking the thumb in between the index and middle fingers, and folding the ring and pinky fingers into the palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

This sign is a combination of the sign for "black" and then spelling the letters "0", "U", and "T".

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.
Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Curl in all of your fingers except for your thumb into your palm. Place the thumb in between your index and middle fingers.
Dominant Handshape for unconscious
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

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