Root Word of the Day: CATATONIC

catatonic (adj) – unresponsive, unmoving, or appearing to be in a daze or stupor
BREAKDOWN: CATA- (down) + TON- (tone) + -IC (pertaining to)
catatonia is a state of muscular rigidity and mental stupor


This word is built on the root TON-, which means tension, tone, sound, or thunder.
Common TON- words include astonish, detonate, monotonous, thunder, tone, and tune.

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