Simple Definition of comatose
: in a coma
Full Definition of comatose
1 : of, resembling, or affected with coma
2 : characterized by lethargic inertness : torpid <a comatose economy>
Examples of comatose
She lay in a comatose state.
<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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