paralytic


1par·a·lyt·ic

adjective \ˌpa-rə-ˈli-tik\

medical : affected with or causing paralysis

: very drunk

Full Definition of PARALYTIC

1
:  affected with, characterized by, or causing paralysis
2
:  of, relating to, or resembling paralysis
par·a·lyt·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PARALYTIC

  1. a group of paralytic drunks
  2. <at first, he would not accept that he was now paralytic and needed help>

Origin of PARALYTIC

Middle English paralytyk, from Anglo-French paralitik, from Latin paralyticus, from Greek paralytikos, from paralyein
First Known Use: 14th century

2paralytic

noun

medical : a person who is paralyzed

Full Definition of PARALYTIC

:  one affected with paralysis

First Known Use of PARALYTIC

14th century

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