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English definition of “coma”

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.Disorders of muscles and the nervous systemLosing consciousness
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