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paralytic

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

Definition of paralytic

1 :affected with, characterized by, or causing paralysis
2 :of, relating to, or resembling paralysis

paralytically

play \ˌper-ə-ˈli-ti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə-\ adverb

Examples of paralytic in a Sentence

  1. a group of paralytic drunks

  2. at first, he would not accept that he was now paralytic and needed help

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Origin and Etymology of paralytic

Middle English paralytyk, from Anglo-French paralitik, from Latin paralyticus, from Greek paralytikos, from paralyein


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paralytic

noun

Definition of paralytic

:one affected with paralysis

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First Known Use of paralytic

14th century


PARALYTIC Defined for English Language Learners

paralytic

adjective

Definition of paralytic for English Language Learners

  • medical : affected with or causing paralysis

  • : very drunk


paralytic

noun

Definition of paralytic for English Language Learners

  • medical : a person who is paralyzed


Medical Dictionary

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paralytic

adjective par·a·lyt·ic \ ˌpar-ə-ˈlit-ik \

medical Definition of paralytic

1 :affected with or characterized by paralysis
2 :of, relating to, causing, or resembling paralysis

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paralytic

noun

medical Definition of paralytic

:one affected with paralysis


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