What does the word coma mean?

Usage examples for coma

  1. All through the hours of that long autumn day, the coma continued, until the doctor confessed his fear that she would pass away without even a minute's lapse into consciousness. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  2. Bugs Butler's mood, accordingly, when some thirty hours after the painful episode recorded in the last chapter he awoke from a state of coma in the ring at Jersey City to discover that Mr. Lew Lucas had knocked him out in the middle of the third round, should have been one of quiet contentment. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse