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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