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comanoun [C]

 us   /ˈkoʊ·mə/
a ​state of being ​unconscious, in which a ​person cannot be waked, usually caused by ​illness or ​injury: He had a high ​fever and ​fell into a coma.
(Definition of coma from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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comanoun [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 ​sleepingpills.
(Definition of coma from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coma”
in Korean 혼수 상태…
in Arabic غَيبوبة…
in Malaysian koma…
in French coma…
in Russian кома…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昏迷(狀態)…
in Italian coma…
in Turkish koma halinde olan, baygın, koma…
in Polish śpiączka…
in Spanish coma…
in Vietnamese sự hôn mê…
in Portuguese coma…
in Thai สภาพไม่รู้สึกตัวของผู้ป่วย…
in German das Koma…
in Catalan coma…
in Japanese こん睡状態…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昏迷(状态)…
in Indonesian koma…
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