catatonic

[ kat-uh-ton-ik ]
/ ˌkæt əˈtɒn ɪk /

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 who suffers from catatonia.
Related formscat·a·ton·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for catatonic

catatonic


adj.

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

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