creeping paralysis

noun

variants or creeping palsy
1
: a disease (as locomotor ataxia) characterized by gradual and spreading loss of muscular function
2
: any gradual loss of effectiveness or vigor
a creeping paralysis in a nation's intellectual life

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“Creeping paralysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creeping%20paralysis. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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