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1. Relating to or exhibiting catatonia.
2. Informal So tired or exhausted that one can barely move: "We arrived in Marostica the following day, hungry, cranky, and catatonic with jet lag" (Davis Phinney).
A person who has catatonia.

cat′a·ton′i·cal·ly adv.


in a catatonic or exceedingly rigid manner
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JANE HORROCKS is happiest when playing a character completely divorced from her normal life, whether it's dotty Bubble in Absolutely Fabulous or a catatonically shy girl in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
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