Examples of spastic in a Sentence
even after the formal surrender, spastic violence erupted in scattered quarters of the city
Recent Examples of spastic from the Web
The four-man band is spastic in both their rhythm and presentation--and their goal is to get the crowd mimicking their energetic dance moves with every raucous song.
Along with the fireworks there were actual fires, blasts of smoke, streams of confetti, retina-blurring lighting, spastic animations, brain-numbing predictability and very bad singing.
The works feature different animals from the digital pantheon of cutsie symbols: a sneering shark, a plump pig, a spastic-looking gecko.
Inside, projectors bathed two rooms in gray (one wall showed a triptych of black and white video footage featuring the Dazed 100 recipients; on another, their names flashed at a spastic clip).
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Origin and Etymology of spastic
Latin spasticus, from Greek spastikos drawing in, from span
First Known Use: 1753See Words from the same year
Definition of spastic
: one suffering from spastic paralysis
First Known Use of spastic
SPASTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spastic for English Language Learners
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
Medical Definition of spastic
: an individual affected with spastic paralysis
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