1. (Science: medicine) Characterised by atony, or want of vital energy; as, an atonic disease.
2. Unaccented; as, an atonic syllable.
3. Destitute of tone vocality; surd.
Origin: cf. F. Atonique. See atony.
1. 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.
3. (Science: medicine) a remedy capable of allaying organic excitement or irritation.