catatonic catatonic  /ˌkæ tə ˈtɑ nɪk/


  • (adj) characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs


  1. On the day last June when his parents drove to New York City to claim his body, they were nearly catatonic with grief.
  2. She can play ferocious or catatonic with equal plausibility.
  3. Several cases suffered from hebephrenia or catatonic schizophreniaconditions that are notoriously resistant to any treatment.


  • House GOP Must Do the Math to Avoid the Red Faces

    A four-day weekend for the House is affording GOP leaders extra time to go over the long list of lessons they were retaught by the farm bill's catatonic collapse.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: CQ Politics


  1. "We call those moments his 'Chuck flashes,"' Levi says. "When he goes into computer mode, my head goes blank and I kind of go catatonic for a minute."
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Zachary Levi Source: (blog)

  2. He was hospitalized briefly at William Osler Health Centre in Etobicoke, said to be "uncommunicative and in a catatonic state."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: William Osler Source:

  3. "I remember taking him up to this helipad where we were building that huge open construction site that's in the film, and I said 'this set is going up and (this won't work) if you're going to get up there and be locked up and catatonic," Mr...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Brad Silberling Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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