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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spastic

[ˈspæstɪk]
adj [person] → infirme moteur/trice cérébral(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

spastic

adjspastisch; (pej sl)schwach (inf)
nSpastiker(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

spastic

[ˈspæstɪk] adj & n (offensive) → spastico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

spas·tic

a. espástico-a, convulsivo-a, espasmódico-a.
1. de naturaleza espasmódica;
___ coloncolon espasmódico o espástico;
2. que sufre espasmos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spastic

adj espástico
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References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: A report by a medical committee appointed by the court said the child suffered spastic body paralysis, brain loss.
The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF), North America's only non-profit dedicated to finding cures and treatments for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) and Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS), is pleased to announce the first ever HSP and PLS Awareness Week.
Cerebral palsy can be categorized into spastic, athetoid, ataxic, low tone and mixed4.
Considering the rapid progression of the patient, the patient was referred for clinical exome sequencing, a method that allows genetic diagnosis of rare diseases such as hereditary spastic paraparesis, and leukodystrophies.
The results were even better among patients with spastic disorders of the oesophagus: 83 per cent reported feeling better or slightly better.
By contrast PPMS usually presents with progressive spastic paraparesis usually with no clear sensory contribution and less often with progressive cerebellar ataxia, cognitive dysfunction, brainstem or visual symptoms.
A mum-of-two who works full-time despite having cerebral palsy spastic diplegia said she has been refused NHS money for a wheelchair because she is not disabled enough.
One-year-old Awstin Raymond was recently diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy - a disorder that causes muscle stiffness in the arms and legs.
Classification according to the type of CP was made according to the Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe (SCPE) and was defined as bilateral spastic, unilateral spastic and mixed (18).
Spastic bilateral type CP patients were also divided into tetraplegic and diplegic according to the predominant involvement of the upper and lower limbs (10).