Spastic meaning

spăstĭk
Of, relating to, or characterized by spasms.

A spastic colon; a spastic form of cerebral palsy.

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Affected by spastic paralysis.
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Clumsy or inept.
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A person affected with spastic paralysis.
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A person with spastic paralysis.
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Relating to or characterized by spasms.

A spastic colon; a spastic form of cerebral palsy.

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Affected by spastic paralysis.
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A person affected with spastic paralysis.
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(pathology) Of, relating to, or affected by spasm.
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(pathology) Of or relating to spastic paralysis.
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(slang, pejorative) Clumsy.
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(slang, pejorative) Hyperactive, excited, and acting in a random manner.
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A person affected by spastic paralysis or spastic cerebral palsy.
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(slang, offensive) A stupid, clumsy person.
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Of, characterized by, affected with, or produced by a spasm.

Spastic colon.

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Afflicted with or involving spastic paralysis.
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Origin of spastic

  • Latin spasticus from Greek spastikos from spān to pull

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin spasticus, from Ancient Greek σπαστικός (spastikos, “drawing in"). Confer French spastique and see also spasm.

    From Wiktionary