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catatonic

[ kat-uh-ton-ik ]
/ ˌkæt əˈtɒn ɪk /
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Definition of catatonic

adjective
having catatonia, a syndrome characterized by muscular rigidity and mental stupor: The schizophrenic remained in a catatonic state.
appearing to be in a daze or stupor; unresponsive: She had the catatonic expression of an avant-garde model.
noun
a person having or experiencing catatonia.
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Origin of catatonic

First recorded in 1905–10; cataton(ia) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM catatonic

cat·a·ton·i·cal·ly, adverb
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