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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 Arabic غَيبوبة…
in Korean 혼수 상태…
in Malaysian koma…
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 Vietnamese sự hôn mê…
in Spanish coma…
in Portuguese coma…
in Thai สภาพไม่รู้สึกตัวของผู้ป่วย…
in German das Koma…
in Catalan coma…
in Japanese こん睡状態…
in Indonesian koma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昏迷(状态)…
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