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adjective as in unaware

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He was in a wheelchair during much of the sentencing hearing, often with catatonic stare as a judge sentenced him for shooting Berman in the back of the head at her home in December 2000.

He followed it with Awakenings in 1973, documenting the miraculous recovery and relapse of catatonic patients who began to clap, walk and talk after treatment with a medication for Parkinson’s disease, before fading back into unresponsiveness.

Catatonic, he crawls on his hands and knees like an infantilized clown back to his white Lamborghini.

Well, were either of you that sorry girl who turned completely catatonic and needed to be carted off to a psychiatric hospital?

I thought about my younger siblings, and how I might have been catatonic if I lost them in the same manner.

During the 10-minute court proceeding, Holmes looked at times like he was in a catatonic state.

I felt he had no obligation to stay in Cleveland, but at least he could have thanked the folks there without appearing catatonic.

But I think he is catatonic now; he has lost all touch with the outside.

At first, it looked as though Lasser would go the way of Sager and Pederson, ending up as a hopelessly insane catatonic.

Two men with rifles plunged into the gas; sighing, they fell to the floor in a catatonic trance.

Raecke further calls attention to the manifold similarities which these conditions may show with catatonic processes.

Kutner, in a work on the catatonic states in degenerates, describes this condition at length.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to catatonic, such as: comatose, confused, hung, suspended, unconscious, and wedged.

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