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Definition of "cataleptic" []

  • Pertaining to, or affected by, catalepsy. (adjective)
  • A person experiencing catalepsy. (noun)

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Use "cataleptic" in a sentence
  • "It has been mentioned that in many so-called cataleptic cases, a condition of violent spasm is constantly present, _except_ when the patient falls into an alternative state of trance."
  • "The next stage of hypnosis is known as the cataleptic state and is referred to as the "medium" state."
  • "He seemed to be in a kind of cataleptic trance, so rigid his body, so unswerving his stare."