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spastic

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spas=tic

CIDE DICTIONARY

spastica. [L. spasticus, Gr. , fr. to draw: cf. F. spastique. See Spasm.].
     Of or pertaining to spasm; spasmodic; especially, pertaining to tonic spasm; tetanic.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

spastic, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 Med. suffering from cerebral palsy with spasm of the muscles.
2 offens. weak, feeble, incompetent.
3 spasmodic.
--n. Med. a spastic person.

Derivative
spastically adv. spasticity n.
Etymology
L spasticus f. Gk spastikos pulling f. spao pull

THESAURUS

spastic

apoplectic, arthritic, broken, capricious, careening, case, cataclysmic, catchy, choppy, consumptive, convulsive, desultory, deviative, disastrous, disconnected, discontinuous, dyspeptic, eccentric, eclamptic, epileptic, erratic, fidgety, fitful, flickering, fluctuating, guttering, halting, herky-jerky, heteroclite, immethodical, inconstant, incurable, inpatient, intermittent, intermitting, invalid, irregular, jerking, jerky, jiggety, jumpy, lurching, nonuniform, orgasmic, outpatient, paroxysmal, patchy, patient, rambling, rheumatic, rough, saltatory, scrappy, seismic, shut-in, sick person, snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, sporadic, spotty, staggering, sufferer, terminal case, the sick, twitchety, twitching, twitchy, uncertain, unequal, uneven, unmethodical, unmetrical, unregular, unrhythmical, unsettled, unsteady, unsystematic, upheaving, valetudinarian, variable, veering, vellicative, wandering, wavering, wobbling, wobbly

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