comatose

adjective co·ma·tose \ ˈkō-mə-ˌtōs , ˈkä- \

Definition of comatose

1 :of, resembling, or affected with coma
  • The patient lay comatose, sustained by respirators.
2 :characterized by lethargic inertness :torpid
  • a comatose economy
  • Broadway was theatrically comatose that summer.

Examples of comatose in a Sentence

  1. She lay in a comatose state.

  2. the city's downtown has been comatose for years

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Origin and Etymology of comatose

French comateux, from Greek kōmat-, kōma — see 1coma


COMATOSE Defined for English Language Learners

comatose

adjective

Definition of comatose for English Language Learners

  • : in a coma


Medical Dictionary

comatose

adjective co·ma·tose \ ˈkō-mə-ˌtōs , ˈkäm-ə- \

medical Definition of comatose

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


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