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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Characterized by a state of suspended animation with loss of voluntary motion especially with either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs.

Usage examples (25)
  • People with catatonic schizophrenia display extreme inactivity or activity that's disconnected from their environment or encounters with other people.
  • When I was finally out of the office, I went home and entered some kind of catatonic state.
  • I have heard the phrase catatonic trance.
  • A source close to the family said the mum, 24, is "catatonic" with grief. for more
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