comatose


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co·ma·tose

 (kō′mə-tōs′, kŏm′ə-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or affected with coma; unconscious.
2. Marked by lethargy; torpid.

[Greek kōma, kōmat-, deep sleep + -ose.]

co′ma·tose′ly adv.

comatose

(ˈkəʊməˌtəʊs; -ˌtəʊz)
adj
1. (Pathology) in a state of coma
2. torpid; lethargic
ˈcomaˌtosely adv

com•a•tose

(ˈkɒm əˌtoʊs, ˈkoʊ mə-)

adj.
1. affected with or characterized by coma.
2. lacking vitality or alertness; torpid.
[1745–55; < Greek komat-, s. of kôma coma1 + -ose1]
com′a•tose`ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.comatose - relating to or associated with a coma; "comatose breathing"; "comatose state"
2.comatose - in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli; "a comatose patient"
unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"

comatose

adjective
1. unconscious, in a coma, out cold, insensible, insensate The right side of my brain had been so severely bruised that I was comatose for a month.
2. inert, stupefied, out cold, somnolent, torpid, insensible, dead to the world (informal), drugged Granpa lies comatose on the sofa.
Translations

comatose

[ˈkəʊmətəʊs] ADJcomatoso

comatose

[ˈkəʊmətəʊz ˈkəʊmətəʊs] adj
(= in a coma) → comateux/euse
(= asleep) → comateux/euse

comatose

adjkomatös

comatose

[ˈkəʊməˌtəʊs] adjcomatoso/a

co·ma·tose

a. comatoso-a;
in a ___ stateen estado de coma.

comatose

adj comatoso, en coma
References in classic literature ?
In the hours that had passed, the fits of sleep, or the comatose condition that passed for it, had grown more frequent, so that the pauses when conversation was possible were shortened.
And he sat up and saw the comatose trio for himself.
Egypt had gone through its delirium and was now comatose.
At the time of their arrival her ladyship's condition was comatose, her breathing being highly stertorous.
And I might well have died there, for Nelson and the others, deeming me merely "sleeping off my drunk," had let me lie there in a comatose condition for seventeen hours.
Then Mrs Bangham, long popular medium of communication with the outer world, began to be infirm, and to be found oftener than usual comatose on pavements, with her basket of purchases spilt, and the change of her clients ninepence short.
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the petition filed by author Pinki Virani for the mercy killing of comatose nurse Aruna Shanbaug, confined to a bed in Mumbai's King Edward Memorial Hospital for the last 37 years in a vegetative state after a brutal sexual assault.
He also had a karaoke microphone rammed between his buttocks before being dumped comatose in a freezing alley in Stockton-on-Tees.
Susan is camping at the hospital -- caring for Mike (James Denton), who has been in a coma for six months -- but is receiving not-entirely-unwanted attentions from Ian (Dougray Scott), who's caring for his own comatose spouse.
FIELD hospitals set up to treat comatose Christmas bingedrinkers could become a regular sight in all Britain's big cities.
When their mother barely survives a French cave collapse and comes home comatose, their summer turns upside down.
Computer-aided X-ray tomography (CT) can help in that surveillance, but brain scans are expensive and potentially dangerous if a comatose patient must be moved.