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coma

noun

1 coma

A state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury.

synonym: comatoseness.

Roget 376: insensibility, physical insensibility; obtuseness etc. adj.; palsy, paralysis, paraesthesia [Med.], anaesthesia; sleep etc. 823; hemiplegia, motor paralysis; ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Roget 823: insensibility, insensibleness; moral insensibility; inertness, inertia; vis inertiae [Lat.]; impassibility, impassibleness; inappetency, apathy, phlegm, dullness, hebetude, supineness, ... show more

Dutch: coma
Polish: koma, śpiączka



2 coma

botany A usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds).

3 coma

astronomy The luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed.

Polish: koma


Moby thesaurus: KO, blackout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, dullness, encephalitis lethargica, faint, grayout, hebetude, high, kayo, knockout, languor, lassitude, lethargy, lipothymia, lipothymy, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy ... show more.

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