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A state of wakefulness or sleeplessness.
[L. vigilia, wakefulness, alertness, fr. vigeo, to be active, to rouse]
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(vij'il) [L., awake]
Insomnia, wakefulness.

coma vigil

A delirious, drowsy state in which the patient is partially conscious and occasionally responsive to stimuli.
See: vigilambulism
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The crowds erupted into applause as the vigil began.
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