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paralytic

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adjective par·a·lyt·ic \ˌpa-rə-ˈli-tik\

Simple Definition of paralytic

  • medical : affected with or causing paralysis

  • : very drunk

Full Definition of paralytic

  1. 1 :  affected with, characterized by, or causing paralysis

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or resembling paralysis

par·a·lyt·i·cal·ly play \-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


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paralytic

noun par·a·lyt·ic

Simple Definition of paralytic

  • medical : a person who is paralyzed

Full Definition of paralytic

  1. :  one affected with paralysis

14th Century

First Known Use of paralytic

14th century


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