comatose

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

Definition of comatose

  1. 1 :  of, resembling, or affected with coma <The patient lay comatose, sustained by respirators.>

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of comatose

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


First Known Use: 1755


COMATOSE Defined for English Language Learners

comatose

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

Definition of comatose for English Language Learners

  • : in a coma


Medical Dictionary

comatose

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

Medical Definition of comatose

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



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