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atonic

[ uh-ton-ik, ey-ton- ]

adjective

  1. Phonetics.
    1. Obsolete. voiceless.
  2. Pathology. characterized by atony.


noun

  1. Grammar. an unaccented word, syllable, or sound.

atonic

/ ˌeɪtəʊ-; æ-; eɪˈtɒnɪk; ˌætəˈnɪsɪtɪ /

adjective

  1. (of a syllable, word, etc) carrying no stress; unaccented
  2. pathol lacking body or muscle tone


noun

  1. an unaccented or unstressed syllable, word, etc, such as for in food for thought
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Derived Forms

  • atonicity, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of atonic1

1720–30; a- 6 + tonic; in pathology sense, aton(y) + -ic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of atonic1

C18: from Latin atonicus, from Greek atonos lacking tone; see atony
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Example Sentences

In Picard the atonic ending mes is extended to all tenses, giving amomes, &c.

Thus he was a complete man, and deserved the disdain of dilettantes morally dead, and of mystics scientifically atonic.

Thus the Sulphate and Sesquichloride may, by their topical action on the stomach, be of service in cases of atonic Dyspepsia.

Apathetics, showing atonic digestion, may have coffee either before eating or during their meals.

The trunk bark is astringent and in decoction is used for atonic diarrhœa and as a lotion for ulcers.

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