persistent vegetative state

noun

medical
: an unconscious state that is the result of severe brain damage and that can last for a very long time

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persistent vegetative state

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“Persistent vegetative state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/persistent%20vegetative%20state. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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