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SPASTIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does spastic mean? 

SPASTIC (noun)
  The noun SPASTIC has 1 sense:

1. a person suffering from spastic paralysis

  Familiarity information: SPASTIC used as a noun is very rare.


SPASTIC (adjective)
  The adjective SPASTIC has 3 senses:

1. relating to or characterized by spasm
2. suffering from spastic paralysis
3. affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm

  Familiarity information: SPASTIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPASTIC (noun)


Sense 1spastic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person suffering from spastic paralysis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("spastic" is a kind of...):

paralytic (a person suffering from paralysis)


SPASTIC (adjective)


Sense 1spastic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characterized by spasm

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

a spastic colon / spastic paralysis is a spastic form of cerebral palsy

Pertainym:

spasm (a painful and involuntary muscular contraction)


Sense 2spastic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffering from spastic paralysis

Context example:

a spastic child

Similar:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)


Sense 3spastic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm

Synonyms:

convulsive; spasmodic; spastic

Context examples:

convulsive motions / his body made a spasmodic jerk / spastic movements

Similar:

unsteady (subject to change or variation)


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