comatose

[ kom-uh-tohs, koh-muh- ]
/ ˈkɒm əˌtoʊs, ˈkoʊ mə- /

adjective

affected with or characterized by coma.
lacking alertness or energy; torpid: comatose from lack of sleep.

Origin of comatose

1745–55; < Greek komat- (stem of kôma coma1) + -ose1

Related forms

com·a·tose·ly, adverbcom·a·tose·ness, com·a·tos·i·ty [kom-uh-tos-i-tee] /ˌkɒm əˈtɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for comatose

comatose

/ (ˈkəʊməˌtəʊs, -ˌtəʊz) /

adjective

in a state of coma
torpid; lethargic

Derived Forms

comatosely, adverb
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Medicine definitions for comatose

comatose

[ kōmə-tōs′, kŏmə- ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or affected with coma.
Marked by lethargy; torpid.
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