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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, author of Under Milk Wood, died aged 39 after falling into an alcoholic coma following the consumption of 18 whiskies.
She added that as a teenager she did not know when to stop drinking and was once found in an alcoholic coma.
Neville Chamberlain died just months after resigning as Britain's wartime Prime Minister; 1953: Death of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas aged 39, after falling into an alcoholic coma; 1970: Death of French statesman Charles de Gaulle; 1989: The East German government lifted the Iron Curtain to allow free travel through the Berlin Wall.
She was just 13 when she lapsed into an alcoholic coma after illicitly buying drink from an off- licence.
1953: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died aged 39, after falling into an alcoholic coma. 1979: A computer fault led to a full nuclear alert in the US.