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catatonic

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adjective cat·a·ton·ic \-ˈtä-nik\

Definition of catatonic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, being, resembling, or affected by schizophrenia characterized especially by a marked psychomotor disturbance that may involve stupor or mutism, negativism, rigidity, purposeless excitement, and inappropriate or bizarre posturing

  2. 2 :  characterized by a marked lack of movement, activity, or expression

catatonic noun
cat·a·ton·i·cal·ly play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of catatonic

  1. <a catatonic stare was all that the neglected resident of the nursing home seemed capable of>



1904

First Known Use of catatonic

1904


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