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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 patientb :  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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