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coma

noun [C] uk   /ˈkəʊ.mə/ us    /ˈkoʊ-/
a state in which a person is unconscious and cannot be woken, caused by damage to the brain after an accident or illness: He's been in a coma for the past six weeks. She went into a deep coma after taking an overdose of sleeping pills.
Translations of “coma”
in Korean 혼수 상태…
in Arabic غَيبوبة…
in French coma…
in Turkish koma halinde olan, baygın, koma…
in Italian coma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昏迷(狀態)…
in Russian кома…
in Polish śpiączka…
in Spanish coma…
in Portuguese coma…
in German das Koma…
in Catalan coma…
in Japanese こん睡状態…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昏迷(状态)…
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