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spas·tic

 (spăs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by spasms: a spastic colon; a spastic form of cerebral palsy.
2. Affected by spastic paralysis.
3. Offensive Slang Clumsy or inept.
n.
A person affected with spastic paralysis.

[Latin spasticus, from Greek spastikos, from spān, to pull.]

spas′ti·cal·ly adv.
spas·tic′i·ty (spă-stĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

spastic

(ˈspæstɪk)
n
1. (Pathology) an old-fashioned and now offensive name for a person who has cerebral palsy
2. taboo slang a clumsy, incapable, or incompetent person
adj
3. (Pathology) affected by or resembling spasms
4. taboo slang clumsy, incapable, or incompetent
[C18: from Latin spasticus, from Greek spastikos, from spasmos a spasm]
ˈspastically adv

spas•tic

(ˈspæs tɪk)
adj.
1. pertaining to, of the nature of, characterized by, or afflicted with spasm or spastic paralysis.
2. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. clumsy, inept, or stupid.
n.
3. a person exhibiting or afflicted with spasms or spastic paralysis.
4. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. spaz.
[1745–55; < Latin spasticus < Greek spastikós=-spast(os), verbal adj. of spân (see spasm) + -ikos -ic]
spas′ti•cal•ly, adv.
spas•tic•i•ty (spæˈstɪs ɪ ti) n.
usage: Definitions 1 and 2 are used by medical professionals. Definitions 3 and 4 are used with disparaging intent, esp. by children, and are perceived as insulting to disabled people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spastic - a person suffering from spastic paralysis
paralytic - a person suffering from paralysis
Adj.1.spastic - relating to or characterized by spasm; "a spastic colon"; "spastic paralysis is a spastic form of cerebral palsy"
2.spastic - suffering from spastic paralysis; "a spastic child"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
3.spastic - affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
Translations
مُصاب بالشَّلَل
trpící spastickou obrnou
spastiker
spastikkospastinentohelo
spasztikus
spastískur maîur, meî krampalömun
spastikasspastiškas
krampjainsspastisks
trpiaci spazmatickou chorobou

spastic

[ˈspæstɪk]
A. ADJespástico
B. Nespástico/a m/f

spastic

[ˈspæstɪk]
adj [person] → infirme moteur/trice cérébral(e)

spastic

adjspastisch; (pej sl)schwach (inf)
nSpastiker(in) m(f)

spastic

[ˈspæstɪk] adj & n (offensive) → spastico/a

spastic

(ˈspӕstik) noun, adjective
(a person) suffering from brain damage that causes extreme muscle spasms and/or muscular paralysis. Their youngest child is (a) spastic.

spas·tic

a. espástico-a, convulsivo-a, espasmódico-a.
1. de naturaleza espasmódica;
___ coloncolon espasmódico o espástico;
2. que sufre espasmos.

spastic

adj espástico
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