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catatonic

[kat-uh-ton-ik] /ˌkæt əˈtɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
having catatonia, a syndrome characterized by muscular rigidity and mental stupor:
The schizophrenic remained in a catatonic state.
2.
appearing to be in a daze or stupor; unresponsive:
She had the catatonic expression of an avant-garde model.
noun
3.
a person who suffers from catatonia.
Related forms
catatonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cat-atonic
catatonic
1908, from Mod.L. catatonia, replacing katatonia (1880s), which was formed directly from Gk. kata- "down" + tonos "tone" (see tenet).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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