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  • adj. in a state of partial coma


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  • There we sat down to a press conference, to which I arrived late in a semicomatose state due to warring bouts of hypoglycemia and a mild touch of diabetes.


  • Their injuries lingered, though, in the form of a loss of hearing in one ear (for the girl), which may or may not come back, and memory loss (for the boy, who also broke his jaw and was semicomatose for a few weeks).

    Learning The Hard Way

  • The paramedics, who could find no ID on her, removed her in an apparently semicomatose condition to the emergency department of Chalfont Hospital, from which she vanished as soon as she was left alone in an observation bed.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • She was semicomatose, suffering from acute nutritional deprivation, marked electrolyte imbalance, critical dehydration, evidence of concussion—probably of eight to ten—

    Pawns and Symbols

  • The ordinary, now officially semicomatose man whose brief stirring had aroused an unexpected tidal wave of activity.


  • Now, according to John — and I had Chip's word for it as well — my little somersault down the Great Hall staircase had broken my right arm in two places, banged up my ribs, busted my ass, given me a couple of cuts, knocked me semicomatose ... and just fourteen hours later, most of my injuries have been healed.

    A King of Infinite Space

  • Instead of the sound of ten hands clapping, it was the drone of a hundred throats snoring, interspersed with the occasional semicomatose giggle.

    Jed the Dead

  • The dining car was half filled with semicomatose clientele who could have been sitting in any bus station in America and looked very much at home.

    Body of Evidence

  • Whatever was approaching wasn't very big, but then, it wouldn't have to be to do some real damage, given his helpless semicomatose state.

    Sentenced To Prism

  • "He will enter a semicomatose state, at which point he will pose no danger to anyone."

    The I Inside


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