catatonia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κατάτονος (katátonos).

Noun[edit]

catatonia (usually uncountable, plural catatonias)

  1. A severe psychiatric condition, often associated with schizophrenia, characterized by a tendency to remain in a rigid state of stupor for long periods which give way to short periods of extreme agitation.
  2. (informal) A frozen, unresponsive state, as of electronic equipment.
    • 1998, David Drake, Thomas T. Thomas, Crisis of Empire Book I: An Honorable Defense
      “Relay that!” Thwaite shouted. Somewhere on the bridge a hand closed over a relay and dropped the AIDs into an electronic catatonia.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cata- +‎ -tonia

Noun[edit]

catatonia f (plural catatonie)

  1. catatonia

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

catatonia f (plural catatonias)

  1. (psychiatry) catatonia (a severe condition characterised by a tendency to remain in a rigid state)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

catatonia f (plural catatonias)

  1. catatonia