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Adjective, Noun


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]


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

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



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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