adjective \ˈkō-mə-ˌtōs, ˈkä-\

: in a coma

Full Definition of COMATOSE

:  of, resembling, or affected with coma
:  characterized by lethargic inertness :  torpid <a comatose economy>

Examples of COMATOSE

  1. She lay in a comatose state.
  2. <the city's downtown has been comatose for years>

Origin of COMATOSE

French comateux, from Greek kōmat-, kōma
First Known Use: 1755

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adjective \ˈkō-mə-ˌtōs, ˈkäm-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COMATOSE

: of, resembling, or affected with coma <a comatose patient> <a comatose condition>


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