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comatose

[kom-uh-tohs, koh-muh-] /ˈkɒm əˌtoʊs, ˈkoʊ mə-/
adjective
1.
affected with or characterized by coma.
2.
lacking alertness or energy; torpid:
comatose from lack of sleep.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Greek komat- (stem of kôma coma1) + -ose1
Related forms
comatosely, adverb
comatoseness, comatosity
[kom-uh-tos-i-tee] /ˌkɒm əˈtɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for comatosely

comatose

/ˈkəʊməˌtəʊs; -ˌtəʊz/
adjective
1.
in a state of coma
2.
torpid; lethargic
Derived Forms
comatosely, adverb
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Word Origin and History for comatosely
comatose
1755, from coma (from Gk. koma, comb. form komat-) + -ose. Transf. sense of "lethargic" is from 1828.
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comatosely in Medicine

comatose co·ma·tose (kō'mə-tōs', kŏm'ə-)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or affected with coma.

  2. Marked by lethargy; torpid.

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