Adjective "cataleptic" definition and examples

(Cataleptic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kat(ə)ˈlɛptɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective & noun

  1. 'Among other things, he was prone to seizures and cataleptic fits.'
  2. 'A cataleptic trance may look like death without being death.'

More definitions

1. a physical condition usually associated with catatonic schizophrenia, characterized by suspension of sensation, muscular rigidity, fixity of posture, and often by loss of contact with environment.

More examples(as adjective)

"states can be cataleptic."

Origin

(catalepsy)