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spastic

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adjective spas·tic \ˈspas-tik\

Simple Definition of spastic

  • medical : relating to or affected with spasms

  • : suffering from cerebral palsy or a similar disease that causes uncontrolled movements

  • : having movements like spasms : clumsy or awkward

Full Definition of spastic

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with or as if with spasm <a spastic patient>b :  characterized by hypertonic muscles <spastic cerebral palsy>

  2. 2 :  spasmodic 2 <a spastic influx of data>

spas·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of spastic

  1. <even after the formal surrender, spastic violence erupted in scattered quarters of the city>



Origin of spastic

Latin spasticus, from Greek spastikos drawing in, from span


First Known Use: 1753

Rhymes with spastic


2

spastic

noun spas·tic

Definition of spastic

  1. :  one suffering from spastic paralysis



1896

First Known Use of spastic

1896



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