adjective \ˈspas-tik\

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

a :  of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with or as if with spasm <a spastic patient>
b :  characterized by hypertonic muscles <spastic cerebral palsy>
:  spasmodic 2 <a spastic influx of data>
spas·ti·cal·ly \-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



Definition of SPASTIC

:  one suffering from spastic paralysis

First Known Use of SPASTIC


Other Medicine Terms

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