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 (sĕm′ē-kō′mə, sĕm′ī-)
A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli.

sem′i·co′ma·tose′ (-kō′mə-tōs′, -kŏm′ə-) adj.


(ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊməˌtəʊs; ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊməˌtəʊz)
(Medicine) almost comatose
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Adj.1.semicomatose - in a state of partial coma
unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"
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The manager from Madrid has somehow awoken Newcastle from a semicomatose state that would have resulted in an embarrassing demotion from the Premier League.
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During the meeting, the patient's daughter was adamant that her mother wanted aggressive treatment until she became semicomatose, and was unable to enjoy and respond to her family.
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