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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: spasticus, from Greek, from span; SPASM

spastic

adjective
     
spas‧tic
1 old-fashionedMI having cerebral palsy, a disease that prevents control of the muscles
2 informal not polite an insulting way of describing someone who drops things, falls easily, and is stupid - used especially by children
spastic noun [countable]
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