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persistent vegetative state

noun [U] uk   specialized us  
a medical condition in which a person's brain shows no sign of activity and they have to be kept alive by drugs and machines
Translations of “persistent vegetative state”
in Chinese (Traditional) 持續性植物狀態,植物人狀態…
in Chinese (Simplified) 持续性植物状态,植物人状态…
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