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  • n. Semicoma.
  • n. Somnolence marked by periods of partial consciousness.


From Latin cataphora ("a coma"), from Ancient Greek καταφορά (kataphora, "a bringing down, a lethargic attack") (Wiktionary)


  • For example, in the sentence: 'If you want them, there are cookies in the kitchen,' 'them' is a cataphor - you don't know what 'them' refers to until

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