catatonic
catatonic cat`a*ton"ic adj. 1. of or pertaining to catatonia; suffering from catatonia. [WordNet 1.5]

2. appearing mentally stupefied, unresponsive, and motionless, or almost so; seemingly unaware of one's environment. [Colloq.] [PJC]


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