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Wordnet 3.0


1. characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

catatonic \cat`a*ton"ic\ adj. 1. of or pertaining to catatonia; suffering from catatonia. [WordNet 1.5] 2. appearing mentally stupefied, unresponsive, and motionless, or almost so; seemingly unaware of one's environment. [Colloq.] [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

catatonic \catatonic\ n. a person suffering from catatonia. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

catatonic adj 1: characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "catatonic": abeyant, affectless, anesthetized, apathetic, arctic, asleep, autistic, blunt, brain-damaged, brain-injured, cataleptic, certifiable, chill, chilly, cold, cold as charity, cold-blooded, coldhearted, comatose, cool, dead, dispassionate, disturbed, doped, dopey, dormant, drugged, dull, emotionally dead, emotionless, flat, foul, frigid, frosted, frosty, frozen, groggy, half-conscious, heartless, heavy, icy, immovable, impassible, impassive, in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inert, inexcitable, insusceptible, languid, languorous, latent, leaden, lifeless, logy, manic-depressive, mentally ill, mentally sick, narcotized, neurotic, nirvanic, nonemotional, objective, oblivious, obtuse, out, out cold, out of it, out of touch, paranoiac, paranoid, passionless, passive, phlegmatic, psychopathic, psychotic, schiz, schizoid, schizophrenic, schizy, sedentary, self-absorbed, semiconscious, senseless, slack, sleeping, sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, soulless, spaced out, spiritless, stagnant, standing, static, stoned, strung out, suspended, tame, torpid, unaffectionate, unaroused, unconscious, unemotional, unfeeling, unimpassioned, unimpressionable, unloving, unpassionate, unresponding, unresponsive, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, untouchable, zonked, zonked out
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

catatonic adj. Describes a condition of suspended animation in which something is so wedged or hung that it makes no response. If you are typing on a terminal and suddenly the computer doesn't even echo the letters back to the screen as you type, let alone do what you're asking it to do, then the computer is suffering from catatonia (possibly because it has crashed). ? There I was in the middle of a winning game of nethack and it went catatonic on me! Aaargh!? Compare buzz.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

catatonic A description of a system that gives no indication that it is still working. This might be because it has crashed without being able to give any error message or because it is busy but not designed to give any feedback. Compare buzz. [Jargon File] (2004-08-19)