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autistic

adjective au·tis·tic \ ȯ-ˈti-stik \
Updated on: 7 Apr 2018

Definition of autistic

: of, relating to, or marked by autism or autism spectrum disorder
  • autistic behavior
  • autistic children

autistically

play \ȯ-ˈti-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of autistic

1942


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autistic

noun

Definition of autistic

: an individual affected with autism or autism spectrum disorder

Recent Examples of autistic from the Web

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First Known Use of autistic

1965


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autistic

adjective au·tis·tic \ ȯ-ˈtis-tik \

medical Definition of autistic

: of, relating to, or marked by autism or autism spectrum disorder
  • autistic behavior
  • autistic children

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autistic

noun

medical Definition of autistic

: an individual affected with autism or autism spectrum disorder

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