A*ton"ic (#), a. [Cf. F. atonique. See Atony.]

1. Med.

Characterized by atony, or want of vital energy; as, an atonic disease.

2. Gram.

Unaccented; as, an atonic syllable.

3.

Destitute of tone vocality; surd.

Rush.

 

© Webster 1913.


A*ton"ic, n.

1. Gram.

A word that has no accent.

2.

An element of speech entirely destitute of vocality, or produced by the breath alone; a nonvocal or surd consonant; a breathing.

Rush.

3. Med.

A remedy capable of allaying organic excitement or irritation.

Dunglison.

 

© Webster 1913.

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