palsy


1pal·sy

noun \ˈpl-zē\

medical : a medical condition that causes your body or part of your body to shake uncontrollably

plural palsies

Full Definition of PALSY

1
:  paralysis
2
:  a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor of the body or a part

Examples of PALSY

  1. <palsy can sometimes be caused by a brain injury>

Origin of PALSY

Middle English palesie, alteration of parlesey, from Anglo-French paralisie, from Latin paralysis
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PALSY

2palsy

transitive verb
pal·siedpal·sy·ing

Definition of PALSY

:  to affect with or as if with palsy

First Known Use of PALSY

1615

3palsy

adjective \ˈpal-zē\

Definition of PALSY

Examples of PALSY

  1. <the salesman changed his palsy attitude when he realized that I wasn't buying>

First Known Use of PALSY

1951

pal·sy

noun \ˈpl-zē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pal·sies

Medical Definition of PALSY

1
: paralysis—used chiefly in combination <oculomotor palsy>; see bell's palsy, cerebral palsy
2
: a condition that is characterized by uncontrollable tremor or quivering of the body or one or more of its parts—not used technically

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