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n.1.(Med.) Tonic spasm; - applied generically to denote any disease characterized by tonic spasms, as tetanus, trismus, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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These ranged from familiar everyday words, such as ARTISAN, CERTAIN and TRAINEE, to the more esoteric items that hardened Scrabble players would be familiar with, such as ENTASIA, ATERIN and STHENIA.