Definitions

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  • noun a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury

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Examples

  • "It is not a severe attack," my father wrote at the beginning, "yet it is attended by fits of exceeding discomfort, occasional comatoseness, and even delirium to the extent of making the poor child talk in rhythmic measure, like a tragic heroine -- as if the fever lifted her feet off the earth; the fever being seldom dangerous, but is liable to recur on slight occasion hereafter."

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • But when they end to inform him a lesson, he ends up in a comatoseness and practically mentality dead.

    Planet Malaysia

  • Guilt-ridden Empress (Kebbel), observed to spend his life, administers a coercive and inexperienced cocktail of drugs to the comatoseness victim.

    Planet Malaysia

  • As you'll remember I panned Living Dead Girl because I thought it was sensational and overdone, and now I'm completely underwhelmed (into a near state of comatoseness) by Love You Hate You Miss You.

    Tripping Toward Lucidity: Estella's Revenge

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