Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli.

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  • n. A mild coma.

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  • n. a mild comatose state; a coma from which the person can be roused by appropriate stimuli

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ coma

Examples

  • I was entering a state of semicoma when I looked up and saw the stewardess and a small intruder standing there.

    Going Home Alone, Too

  • "Sleep --" he made the soothing suggestion over and over and felt the other begin to relax, to sink into the semicoma in which he must rest for at least another day.

    Star Born

  • Older classification systems relied on descriptive terms such as obtundation (diminished pain or touch sensations), stupor, semicoma, etc.

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  • The infection quickly choked off blood flow to her extremities and her right optic nerve, and she lapsed into a semicoma that lasted two weeks.

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  • The self-willed semicoma she fell into at the start of her shift—which lasted through every shopping item she swiped and every receipt she tore out of the till—suddenly left her and she’d felt strangely alive.

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