- ADJ-GRADEDIf you describe someone as being in a catatonic state, you mean that they are not moving or responding at all, usually as a result of illness, shock, or drugs. [MEDICAL or, LITERARY]
...and the traumatised heroine sinks into a catatonic trance.
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catatonic — n. a person suffering from catatonia. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
catatonic — catatónic adj. m., pl. catatónici; f. sg. catatónică, pl. catatónice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic CATATÓNIC, Ă adj. Referitor la catatonie. [< fr. catatonique] … Dicționar Român
catatonic — cat a*ton ic adj. 1. of or pertaining to catatonia; suffering from catatonia. [WordNet 1.5] 2. appearing mentally stupefied, unresponsive, and motionless, or almost so; seemingly unaware of one s environment. [Colloq.] [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
catatonic — (adj.) 1908, from Mod.L. catatonia, replacing katatonia (1880s), which was formed directly from Gk. kata down (see CATA (Cf. cata )) + tonos tone (see TENET (Cf. tenet)) … Etymology dictionary
catatonic — [adj] unaware comatose, confused, hung, suspended, unconscious, wedged; concept 402 … New thesaurus
catatonic — cata·ton·ic .kat ə tän ik adj of, relating to, marked by, or affected with catatonia <catatonic schizophrenia> <catatonic rigidity> <catatonic patients> cata·ton·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv catatonic n a catatonic individual * * *… … Medical dictionary
catatonic — adjective Date: 1904 1. of, relating to, being, resembling, or affected by schizophrenia characterized especially by a marked psychomotor disturbance that may involve stupor or mutism, negativism, rigidity, purposeless excitement, and… … New Collegiate Dictionary
catatonic — cat|a|ton|ic [ˌkætəˈtɔnık US ˈta: ] adj not able to move or talk because of an illness, shock etc catatonic stupor/trance … Dictionary of contemporary English
catatonic — Immobilized by a contented feline whom one does not wish to disturb. Sweetie, can you get me some tea? Not now dear, I m catatonic … Dictionary of american slang
catatonic — adjective technical caused or affected by a condition in which you cannot think, speak, or move any part of your body: a catatonic trance … Longman dictionary of contemporary English