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comatose Line breaks: co¦ma|tose
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊmətəʊs/

Definition of comatose in English:


1Relating to or in a state of coma: she had been comatose for seven months a comatose patient
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  • 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.
1.1 humorous Extremely lethargic or sleepy: she lay comatose in the sun listening to a personal stereo if Tekek seemed sleepy, this village is comatose
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  • As his government went from indolent to comatose, he made unprecedented use of the government jet as a taxi back home.
inert, torpid, inactive, lethargic, sluggish, lifeless, listless, languid, lazy, idle, indolent, shiftless, slothful, heavy, stagnant, sleepy, drowsy, somnolent, languorous, apathetic, passive, hibernating, sleeping, dormant, supine


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

Words that rhyme with comatose

lactose • siliquose
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