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spastic (adj.)

1753, from Latin spasticus, from Greek spastikos "afflicted with spasms," literally "drawing, pulling, stretching," from span "draw up" (see spasm (n.)). The noun meaning "a person affected with spastic paralysis" is attested from 1896, used insultingly by 1960s. Related: Spastically; spasticity.

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Definitions of spastic
1
spastic (adj.)
relating to or characterized by spasm;
spastic paralysis is a spastic form of cerebral palsy
a spastic colon
spastic (adj.)
suffering from spastic paralysis;
a spastic child
spastic (adj.)
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm;
spastic movements
Synonyms: convulsive / spasmodic
2
spastic (n.)
a person suffering from spastic paralysis;
From wordnet.princeton.edu