Translation of coma in Spanish:

coma

Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊmə/

n (pl comas)

  • 1 [Med] coma (m) to be in/to go into a coma estar*/entrar or caer* en coma
    More example sentences
    • Conversely, the recovery of people from what we would call comas or deep sleep could be interpreted as an example of miraculous resurrection, perhaps accounting in part for the enduring popularity of saintly healing.
    • He had been in a deep coma at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability after suffering severe brain damage.
    • The highest possible score is 15, and the lowest possible score is three, which indicates the most severe, deep coma.
  • 2
    (pl comas or, comae /-maɪ/)
    (of comet) cabellera (f), coma (f)
    More example sentences
    • Rosetta's instruments will analyse the gases and dust grains in the coma that forms when the comet becomes active, as well as the interaction with the solar wind.
    • As it approaches the Sun, heat causes ices in the nucleus to sublimate, creating a cloud of gas and dust known as the coma.
    • The second explanation is that the X-rays are just solar X-rays scattered by the dust present in the coma.

Definition of coma in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.