Definition of catatonic in English:


Syllabification: cat·a·ton·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkatəˈtänik


  • 1Of, relating to, or characterized by catatonia: catatonic schizophrenia
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    • For the first experiment, he selected a psychotic man with catatonic schizophrenia who had required intensive nursing care for four years and had little likelihood of recovery.
    • There are five subtypes of schizophrenia which may be noted: paranoid, disorganized, catatonic, undifferentiated, and residual.
    • Acute and catatonic forms of the illness were more prevalent in developing countries, whereas hebephrenic and chronic forms were more frequently seen in developed countries.
  • 1.1 informal Of or in an immobile or unresponsive stupor.
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    • We sat next to two young men, one was missing a front tooth, the other had moved past intoxicated into catatonic stupor.
    • Tonight, he seemed cadaverous and oddly unresponsive, almost catatonic.
    • The shark immediately becomes dull, unresponsive, almost catatonic for 30-90 seconds.

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