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Paralympics

Paralympics

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

Definition of PARALYMPICS

:  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
Para·lym·pi·an \-pē-ən\ noun
Para·lym·pic \-pik\ adjective

Origin of PARALYMPICS

paraplegic + Olympics
First Known Use: 1953

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