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Paralympics

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noun plural Para·lym·pics \ˌpa-rə-ˈlim-piks\

Definition of Paralympics

  1. :  a series of international contests for athletes with disabilities that are associated with and held following the summer and winter Olympic Games —called also Paralympic Games

Paralympian

play \-pē-ən\ noun

Paralympic

play \-pik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of paralympics

paraplegic + Olympics


First Known Use: 1953


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