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Meaning of CATATONIC

Pronunciation:  `katu'tânik

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  (medical) characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs

CATATONIC is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


Computing Dictionary

Describes a condition of suspended animation in which something is so wedged or hung that it makes no response. If you are typing on a terminal and suddenly the computer doesn't even echo the letters back to the screen as you type, let alone do what you're asking it to do, then the computer is suffering from catatonia (possibly because it has crashed). Compare buzz.

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