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  • adj. of, relating to, or suffering from catatonia
  • n. A patient in a state of catatonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to catatonia; suffering from catatonia.
  • adj. appearing mentally stupefied, unresponsive, and motionless, or almost so; seemingly unaware of one's environment.
  • n. a person suffering from catatonia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See katatonic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs


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