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a·ton·ic

 (ā-tŏn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Not accented: an atonic syllable.
2. Medicine Relating to, caused by, or exhibiting lack of muscle tone.
n.
A word, syllable, or sound that is unaccented.

[From Greek atonos; see atony.]

at′o·nic′i·ty (ăt′ə-nĭs′ĭ-tē, ăt′n-ĭs-) n.

atonic

(eɪˈtɒnɪk; æ-)
adj
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) (of a syllable, word, etc) carrying no stress; unaccented
2. (Pathology) pathol lacking body or muscle tone
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) an unaccented or unstressed syllable, word, etc, such as for in food for thought
[C18: from Latin atonicus, from Greek atonos lacking tone; see atony]
atonicity n

a•ton•ic

(əˈtɒn ɪk, eɪˈtɒn-)

adj.
1. not accented.
2. characterized by atony.
n.
3. an unaccented word, syllable, or sound.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.atonic - characterized by a lack of tonus
2.atonic - used of syllables; "an atonic syllable carries no stress"
accented, tonic - used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"
Translations

atonic

[æˈtɒnɪk] ADJátono
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This remedy has been very useful in cases where atonic constipation has resulted from the overuse of laxatives.