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- perhaps from French comateux
- From Ancient Greek κῶμα (kôma, “deep sleep”) (genitive κώματος (kṓmatos)). Equivalent to coma + -ose (“full of”)
- In a coma: unconscious.
- the patient was comatose for 2 weeks before finally passing away.
- (informal) Drowsy or lethargic.
- 1988, Vicki Lansky, Fat-proofing your children-- so that they never become diet-addicted adults., page 24:
- Weary of big Sunday dinners that leave you feeling comatose (and result in your having to spend Sunday evening scrubbing the kitchen)?
- 2009, Joel Schnoor, I Laid an Egg on Aunt Ruth's Head, page 180:
- The thought of food snapped her out of her comatose demeanor.
- 2009, Daylle Deanna Schwartz, Nice Girls Can Finish First, page xi:
- I felt comatose, passing time instead of living as passions went unfulfilled.
- 2015, Delilah S. Dawson, Servants of the Storm, page 14:
- But most of all I'm sick of feeling comatose, like I'm walking through a fog.
- (informal) Fast asleep.
- She was lying comatose on the sofa.
resembling a coma
asleep — see asleep
comatose (not comparable)