noun Pathology, Psychiatry.
Origin of catalepsy
Related formscat·a·lep·tic, adjective, nouncat·a·lep·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for cataleptic
The following information will help you to understand why you were unable to complete this cataleptic test.
The next stage of hypnosis is known as the cataleptic state and is referred to as the "medium" state.
In the cataleptic subject there is a close relation between the attitude the subject assumes and the intellectual manifestation.
He has been for some years a victim to cataleptic attacks, on which, as is well known, Dr. Trevelyan is an authority.Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The cataleptic spasm which preceded the reverie and somnambulation in the patient, whose case is related in Sect.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin