[ sem-ee-koh-muh, sem-ahy- ]

noun,plural sem·i·co·mas.
  1. a light coma from which a person can be roused.

Origin of semicoma

First recorded in 1895–1900; semi- + coma1

Other words from semicoma

  • sem·i·com·a·tose [sem-i-kom-uh-tohs, -koh-muh-], /ˌsɛm ɪˈkɒm əˌtoʊs, -ˈkoʊ mə-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use semicoma in a sentence

  • To all appearances Hovan was deeply asleep, sunk in the semi-coma the sleep ray produced.

    Plague Ship | Andre Norton
  • Thus it was, against her own will, that Klyda Snowden was shaken from her semi-coma.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories | Albert Payson Terhune
  • The fact he immediately relapsed once more into semi-coma did not discourage the other Medic.

    Plague Ship | Andre Norton
  • There was a peculiar exotic feel to it which kept the senses in a state of semi-coma yet alive to the slightest change.

    Stubble | George Looms