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Synonyms for comaˈkoʊ mə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coma, comatoseness(noun)

    a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury

    Synonyms:
    comatoseness, coma

  2. coma(noun)

    (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)

    Synonyms:
    comatoseness

  3. coma(noun)

    (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed

    Synonyms:
    comatoseness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coma

    Stupor is a condition of the body in which the action of the senses and faculties is suspended or greatly dulled — weakness or loss of sensibility. The apathy of disease is a mental affection, a state of morbid indifference; lethargy is a morbid tendency to heavy and continued sleep, from which the patient may perhaps be momentarily aroused. Coma is a deep, abnormal sleep, from which the patient can not be aroused, or is aroused only with difficulty, a state of profound insensibility, perhaps with full pulse and deep, stertorous breathing, and is due to brain-oppression. Syncope or swooning is a sudden loss of sensation and of power of motion, with suspension of pulse and of respiration, and is due to failure of heart-action, as from sudden nervous shock or intense mental emotion. Insensibility is a general term denoting loss of feeling from any cause, as from cold, intoxication, or injury. Stupor is especially profound and confirmed insensibility, properly comatose. Asphyxia is a special form of syncope resulting from partial or total suspension of respiration, as in strangulation, drowning, or inhalation of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    apathy, asphyxia, fainting, insensibility, lethargy, stupefaction, stupor, swoon, swooning, syncope, torpor, unconsciousness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coma(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) lethargy, dozing, stupor, drowsiness (from disease)

  2. coma(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Astron.) envelope

  3. coma(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Bot.) tuft, cluster, bunch, clump

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

comma, eat

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. COMA

    Synonyms:
    Combining Monteplase with Angioplasty


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