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abasia

[ uh-bey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]

noun

, Medicine/Medical.
  1. inability to walk due to a limitation or absence of muscular coordination.


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Other Words From

  • a·ba·sic [uh, -, bey, -zik, -sik], a·bat·ic [uh, -, bat, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of abasia1

1885–90; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek a- a- 6 + bat-, verbid of baínein to walk + -ia -ia

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Example Sentences

In another of Briand's cases torticollis alternated with astasia-abasia, a sort of "mental paraplegia."

They are really a loss of confidence in one's power to do things and a passing astasia-abasia.

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