persistent vegetative state Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “persistent vegetative state” in the English Dictionary

"persistent vegetative state" in British English

See all translations

persistent vegetative statenoun [U]

uk   /pəˌsɪs.tənt ˌvedʒ.ɪ.tə.tɪv ˈsteɪt/ us   /pɚˌsɪs.tənt ˌvedʒ.ə.teɪ.t̬ɪv ˈsteɪt/ specialized
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
(Definition of persistent vegetative state from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “persistent vegetative state”
in Chinese (Simplified) 持续性植物状态,植物人状态…
in Chinese (Traditional) 持續性植物狀態,植物人狀態…
What is the pronunciation of persistent vegetative state?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More