- affected with or characterized by coma.
- lacking alertness or energy; torpid: comatose from lack of sleep.
Origin of comatose
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Examples from the Web for comatose
By the time he arrived there at 3:22 a.m., with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, he was comatose.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem
December 4, 2014
The daughter had also been exposed and was comatose before she and her mother each received A 250 cubic centimeter transfusion.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero
August 3, 2014
On Tuesday, police found the 49-year-old Dekhar, known as Toumi, comatose in a car in a parking lot on the outskirts of Paris.The Mad Shooter of Paris Is a ‘Natural Born Killer’
November 21, 2013
The excitement it caused can be likened to a desperate family's reaction to an imaginary movement made by a comatose patient.Excitement Over Land Swaps Is Misplaced
May 7, 2013
And once again, it is outsmarting the comatose lawmakers and regulators.Goldman's Bogus Bonus Ploy
December 11, 2009
The survivors were in two sorts of panic—the comatose, and the madly violent.
In a comatose state; but is roused to attention by calling him.
Then he cleared them all out, and when they came back Hall was comatose.An American Suffragette
Isaac N. Stevens
I must have fainted away and the doctor told you I was in a comatose state, eh?Crown and Anchor
John Conroy Hutcheson
He was very delirious for some days, restless, sleepless, then comatose.Life of John Coleridge Patteson
Charlotte M. Yonge
- in a state of coma
- torpid; lethargic
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Word Origin and History for comatose
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or affected with coma.
- Marked by lethargy; torpid.
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