HyperDic: spastic

English > 4 senses of the word spastic:
ADJECTIVEpertspasticrelating to or characterized by spasm
allspasticsuffering from spastic paralysis
allspastic, convulsive, spasmodicaffected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions
NOUNperson spastica person suffering from spastic paralysis
English > spastic: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to or characterized by spasm.
Examples
  • "a spastic colon"
  • "spastic paralysis is a spastic form of cerebral palsy"
Spanishespástico
Nounsspasma painful and involuntary muscular contraction
spastic paralysisa loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth / birth
spasticitythe quality of moving or acting in spasms
English > spastic: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningSuffering from spastic paralysis.
Example"a spastic child"
Broaderill, sickAffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
Spanishespástico
Nounsspastic paralysisa loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth / birth
spasticitythe quality of moving or acting in spasms
English > spastic: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningaffected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm.
Example "spastic movements"
Synonymsconvulsive, spasmodic
Broaderunsteadysubject to change or variation
Spanishconvulsivo, espasmódico, espástico
Nounsspasticitythe quality of moving or acting in spasms
English > spastic: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person suffering from spastic paralysis.
BroaderparalyticA person suffering from paralysis
Spanishespástico
Catalanespàstic

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