adverb see spastic I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spastically — Spas tic*al*ly, adv. Spasmodically. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spastically — spastic ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or affected by muscle spasm. 2) of or having a form of muscular weakness typical of cerebral palsy, involving reflex resistance to passive movement of the limbs and difficulty in initiating and controlling… …   English terms dictionary

  • spastically — tə̇k(ə)lē, tēk , li adverb : in a spastic manner the spastically gyrating performers Time * * * spasˈtically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑spastic …   Useful english dictionary

  • spastically — See spastic. * * * …   Universalium

  • spastically — adverb In a spastic way; accompanied by spasms …   Wiktionary

  • spastically — adv. in a spastic manner, convulsively, with involuntary contractions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spastically — spas·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • spastic — spastically, adv. spasticity /spa stis i tee/, n. /spas tik/, Pathol. adj. 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by spasm, esp. tonic spasm. n. 2. a person exhibiting such spasms. [1745 55; < L spasticus afflicted with spasms < Gk… …   Universalium

  • cry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Loud call Nouns 1. cry, shout, call (see Verbs); vociferation, exclamation, outcry, hullabaloo, chorus, clamor, hue and cry; Bronx cheer; plaint (see lamentation); stentor (see loudness); bark, ululation …   English dictionary for students

  • spastic — I. adjective Etymology: Latin spasticus, from Greek spastikos drawing in, from span Date: 1753 1. a. of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with or as if with spasm < a spastic patient > b. characterized by hypertonic muscles < spastic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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