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palsy

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noun pal·sy \ˈpȯl-zē\

Definition of palsy

plural

palsies

  1. 1 :  paralysis —used chiefly in combination oculomotor palsy — see bell's palsy, cerebral palsy

  2. 2 :  a condition that is marked by uncontrollable tremor and quivering of the body or one or more of its parts —not used technically … an involuntary shake that was to prove the prelude to age's palsy. — Angus Wilson

Examples of palsy in a sentence

  1. palsy can sometimes be caused by a brain injury

Origin and Etymology of palsy

Middle English palesie, alteration of parlesey, from Anglo-French paralisie, from Latin paralysis


First Known Use: 14th century


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palsy

verb pal·sy

Definition of palsy

palsied

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palsying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to affect with or as if with palsy

1615

First Known Use of palsy

1615


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palsy

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adjective pal·sy \ˈpal-zē\

Definition of palsy

Examples of palsy in a sentence

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

1951

First Known Use of palsy

1951


PALSY Defined for Kids

palsy

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noun pal·sy \ˈpȯl-zē\

Definition of palsy for Students

  1. 1 :  paralysis

  2. 2 :  an uncontrollable trembling of the body or a part of the body


Medical Dictionary

palsy

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noun pal·sy \ˈpȯl-zē\

Medical Definition of palsy

plural

palsies

  1. 1:  paralysis—used chiefly in combination oculomotor palsy; see bell's palsy, cerebral palsy

  2. 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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