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Definition of spastic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

spastic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈspæstɪk//
 
(medical or )
 
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(old-fashioned) having or caused by cerebral palsy, an illness that makes it difficult for someone to control their muscles and movements. Using this word is now often considered offensive spastic children spastic reactions
spastic noun
 
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