coma

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  • noun

Synonyms for coma

Synonyms for coma

a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness

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

(astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet

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1953: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, 39, author of Under Milk Wood, died after falling into an alcoholic coma after drinking 18 whiskies.
1953: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died aged 39, after falling into an alcoholic coma following the consumption of 18 stiff whiskies.
On investigation, I found that one of my shoes was jamming the mechanism of a clock, so I removed it, and fell once again into a peaceful alcoholic coma.