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atonic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atones  \At*ones\,  adv  [See  {At  one}.]  [Obs.] 
 
  Down  he  fell  atones  as  a  stone.  --Chaucer. 
  Atonic  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atonic  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atonic 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  a  lack  of  tonus 
  2:  used  of  syllables;  "an  atonic  syllable  carries  no  stress" 
  [syn:  {unaccented}]  [ant:  {tonic}] 




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