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comatose

Syllabification: com·a·tose
Pronunciation: /ˈkōməˌtōs
 
, ˈkäməˌtōs
 
/

Definition of comatose in English:

adjective

1Of or in a state of deep unconsciousness for a prolonged or indefinite period, especially as a result of severe injury or illness: she had been comatose for seven months lying in a comatose state
More example sentences
  • A common misconception is that a patient must be comatose to be diagnosed with myxedema coma.
  • Constant infusions may be useful in patients with constant dyspnea or patients who are comatose.
  • The patient remained comatose and was transported to the computed tomographic scanner.
Synonyms
unconscious, in a coma, insensible, insensate
1.1 humorous (Of a person or thing) extremely exhausted, lethargic, or sleepy: the economy remains almost comatose
More example sentences
  • As his government went from indolent to comatose, he made unprecedented use of the government jet as a taxi back home.
Synonyms

Origin

late 17th century: from Greek kōma, kōmat- 'deep sleep' + -ose1.

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