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English definition of “spastic”

spastic

adjective     /ˈspæs.tɪk/
old-fashioned suffering from cerebral palsy (= a condition of the body that makes it difficult to control the muscles)Disorders of muscles and the nervous system informal an offensive way of saying 'stupid', used especially by childrenStupid and sillyOf unsound mind spastic     noun [C]
(Definition of spastic adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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