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COMATOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does comatose mean? 

COMATOSE (adjective)
  The adjective COMATOSE has 2 senses:

1. relating to or associated with a coma
2. in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli

  Familiarity information: COMATOSE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMATOSE (adjective)


Sense 1comatose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or associated with a coma

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

comatose breathing / comatose state

Pertainym:

coma (a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury)


Sense 2comatose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli

Context example:

a comatose patient

Similar:

unconscious (not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead)


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