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gork

[gawrk]
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noun Medicine/Medical Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a patient whose brain has suffered severe and irreversible damage and whose vital functions are being maintained by artificial means.
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Origin of gork

First recorded in 1970–75; perhaps back formation from gorked (slang) anesthetized; apparently an expressive coinage
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