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 for atonic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Atonic \A*ton"ic\, n.
     1. (Gram.) A word that has no accent.
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     2. An element of speech entirely destitute of vocality, or
        produced by the breath alone; a nonvocal or surd
        consonant; a breathing. --Rush.
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     3. (Med.) A remedy capable of allaying organic excitement or
        irritation. --Dunglison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Atones \At*ones\, adv. [See At one.] [Obs.]
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           Down he fell atones as a stone.          --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster] Atonic \A*ton"ic\, a. [Cf. F. atonique. See
     Atony.]
     1. (Med.) Characterized by atony, or lack of vital energy;
        as, an atonic disease.
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     2. (Gram.) Unaccented; as, an atonic syllable.
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     3. Destitute of tone vocality; surd. --Rush.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  atonic
      adj 1: characterized by a lack of tonus
      2: used of syllables; "an atonic syllable carries no stress"
         [syn: atonic, unaccented] [ant: accented, tonic]

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