Meaning of astigmatic in English:


Pronunciation /astɪɡˈmatɪk/

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See astigmatism

‘The astigmatic person does not know which focal line to look at, and hunting between the two may cause eyestrain.’
  • ‘Monet, on seeing those fields, described them as ‘enough to drive a poor painter crazy - impossible to render with our poor colors,’ but render them he did in his astigmatic but beautiful way.’
  • ‘Ordinary soft lenses tend to mould to the astigmatic curve, but special toric soft lenses are available for astigmatism.’
  • ‘He swallowed and shifted his astigmatic eyes to the cards in his hand.’
  • ‘For years I have been astigmatic to a degree that even bats point and laugh at me.’