persistent vegetative state

noun

Definition of persistent vegetative state

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

Word by Word Definitions

persistent play
  1. : existing for a long or longer than usual time or continuously: such as

  2. : retained beyond the usual period

  3. : continuing without change in function or structure

vegetative play
  1. : relating to, composed of, or suggesting vegetation

  2. : of or relating to the division of nature comprising the plant kingdom

  3. : leading a dull, monotonous, or passive existence : vegetable:2

state play
  1. : mode or condition of being

  2. : condition of mind or temperament

  3. : a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. : to set by regulation or authority

  2. : to express the particulars of especially in words : report


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