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atonic

[uh-ton-ik, ey-ton-] /əˈtɒn ɪk, eɪˈtɒn-/
adjective
1.
Phonetics.
  1. unaccented.
  2. Obsolete, voiceless.
2.
Pathology. characterized by atony.
noun
3.
Grammar. an unaccented word, syllable, or sound.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; a-6 + tonic; in pathology sense, aton(y) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for atonic

atonic

/eɪˈtɒnɪk; æ-/
adjective
1.
(of a syllable, word, etc) carrying no stress; unaccented
2.
(pathol) lacking body or muscle tone
noun
3.
an unaccented or unstressed syllable, word, etc, such as for in food for thought
Derived Forms
atonicity (ˌætəˈnɪsɪtɪ; ˌeɪtəʊ-) noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin atonicus, from Greek atonos lacking tone; see atony
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atonic in Medicine

atonic a·ton·ic (ā-tŏn'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, caused by, or exhibiting lack of muscle tone.


at'o·nic'i·ty (āt'ə-nĭs'ĭ-tē, āt'n-ĭs'-) n.
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