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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A mild comatose state.

Usage examples (4)
  • I was entering a state of semicoma when I looked up and saw the stewardess and a small intruder standing there.
  • "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.
  • Older classification systems relied on descriptive terms such as obtundation (diminished pain or touch sensations), stupor, semicoma, etc.
  • 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. for more
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