Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See katatonic.
- adj. medicine of, relating to, or suffering from catatonia
- n. medicine A patient in a state of catatonia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. of or pertaining to catatonia; suffering from catatonia.
- adj. colloq. appearing mentally stupefied, unresponsive, and motionless, or almost so; seemingly unaware of one's environment.
- n. a person suffering from catatonia.
- adj. characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs
“Tea has 4000 years of History and very few associated Deaths or maimings whilst H&S has knocked countless souls in catatonic stupification with its idiocy.”
“For example, in psychiatric terms, a zombi might be called a catatonic schizophrenic; both conditions are characterized by incoherence and catalepsy with alternate moments of stupor and activity.”
“Grace Reid stared back at him, her face white as a corpse, her expression almost catatonic with terror.”
“Peculiar so-called catatonic states of muscular tension develop, in which the patients remain expressionless and motionless in all sorts of positions.”
“We almost didn't notice the accessory the first time we watched the video -- after someone mentioned Major Nelson in a Speedo, our brains went briefly catatonic, which is our reflexive defense mechanism when faced with unsettling mental images.”
“They know for sure that they prefer his brand of leadership, warts and all, to the kind of catatonic gerontokleptocracy that preceded it.”
“But it didn't stop me from dropping the word "catatonic" into the conversation at least once a day.”
“When I was finally out of the office, I went home and entered some kind of catatonic state.”
“Family fears for 'catatonic' Corby Schapelle THE family of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle”
“After six years stuck in her Balinese prison cell, Corby's mental state has left her in a near "catatonic" state.”
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