Definitions for catatonic-ˈtɒn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cat•a•to•ni•aˌkæt əˈtoʊ ni ə, -ˈtoʊn yə(n.)

  1. a psychotic syndrome, esp. in schizophrenia, characterized by muscular rigidity and mental stupor, sometimes alternating with excitability and confusion.

    Category: Pathology, Psychiatry

Origin of catatonia:

1915–20; cata-+-tonia

cat`a•ton′ic-ˈtɒn ɪk(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catatonic(adj)

    characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs

Wiktionary

  1. catatonic(Noun)

    A patient in a state of catatonia.

  2. catatonic(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or suffering from catatonia

Freebase

  1. Catatonic

    "Catatonic" is the only single by Babes in Toyland that was split and their second release on Insipid Records.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. catatonic

    Describes a condition of suspended animation in which something is so wedged or hung that it makes no response. If you are typing on a terminal and suddenly the computer doesn't even echo the letters back to the screen as you type, let alone do what you're asking it to do, then the computer is suffering from catatonia (possibly because it has crashed). “There I was in the middle of a winning game of nethack and it went catatonic on me! Aaargh!” Compare buzz.

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