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Definition of akinesia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

akinesia

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌeɪkɪˈniːsiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪkɪˈniːsiə//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌeɪkaɪˈniːsiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪkaɪˈniːsiə//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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lack of the ability to make your body move Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek akinēsia ‘quiescence’, from a- ‘without’ + kinēsis ‘motion’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: akinesia