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catatonic

[kat-uh-ton-ik]
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adjective
  1. having catatonia, a syndrome characterized by muscular rigidity and mental stupor: The schizophrenic remained in a catatonic state.
  2. appearing to be in a daze or stupor; unresponsive: She had the catatonic expression of an avant-garde model.
noun
  1. a person who suffers from catatonia.
Related formscat·a·ton·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for catatonically

catatonic

adj.

1899, from catatonia + -ic. As a noun from 1902.

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