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spastic

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adjective spas·tic \ˈspas-tik\

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>

spastically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of spastic in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of spastic

Latin spasticus, from Greek spastikos drawing in, from span


First Known Use: 1753


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spastic

noun spas·tic

Definition of spastic

  1. :  one suffering from spastic paralysis

1896

First Known Use of spastic

1896


SPASTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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spastic

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adjective spas·tic \ˈspas-tik\

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 Dictionary

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spastic

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adjective spas·tic \ˈspas-tik\

Medical Definition of spastic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or characterized by spasm

  2. 2:  affected with or marked by spasticity or spastic paralysis <a spastic patient> <spastic hemiplegia>

spastically

\-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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spastic

noun spas·tic

Medical Definition of spastic

  1. :  an individual affected with spastic paralysis



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