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

affected with or characterized by coma.
lacking alertness or energy; torpid:
comatose from lack of sleep.
/ˈkəʊməˌtəʊs; -ˌtəʊz/
in a state of coma
torpid; lethargic

1755, from Latinized form of Greek komat-, comb. form of koma (genitive komatos; see coma) + -ose (1). Perhaps immediately from French comateux. Transferred sense of “lethargic” is from 1828.

comatose co·ma·tose (kō’mə-tōs’, kŏm’ə-)


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