semicatatonic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ catatonic

Adjective[edit]

semicatatonic (not comparable)

  1. In a state partially resembling catatonia.
    • 2009 March 24, Ben Brantley, “Swimming Across the Rough Sea of History”, in New York Times[1]:
      When these people speak — and they do at length, often in lyrical monologues of unexpected beauty — it is with the semicatatonic air of someone waking from a long sleep, grasping for fragments of vanished dreams.