catatonic

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adjective cat·a·ton·ic \-ˈtä-nik\

Definition of catatonic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, marked by, or affected with catatonia catatonic schizophrenia

  2. 2 :  characterized by a marked lack of movement, activity, or expression tourists who were almost catatonic at finding themselves in their hero's presence — Neil Hickey

catatonic

noun

catatonically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of catatonic in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of catatonic

see catatonia


Medical Dictionary

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catatonic

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adjective cata·ton·ic \ˌkat-ə-ˈtän-ik\

Medical Definition of catatonic

  1. :  of, relating to, marked by, or affected with catatonia catatonic schizophrenia catatonic rigidity catatonic patients

catatonically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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catatonic

noun cat·a·ton·ic

Medical Definition of catatonic

  1. :  a catatonic individual



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