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paralytic

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

Definition of paralytic

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

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

paralytically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ 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>

Origin and Etymology 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

Definition of paralytic

  1. :  one affected with paralysis

14th Century

First Known Use of paralytic

14th century


PARALYTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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paralytic

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

Definition of paralytic for English Language Learners

  • medical : affected with or causing paralysis

  • : very drunk


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paralytic

noun par·a·lyt·ic

Definition of paralytic for English Language Learners

  • medical : a person who is paralyzed


Medical Dictionary

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paralytic

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

Medical Definition of paralytic

  1. 1:  affected with or characterized by paralysis

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


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paralytic

noun par·a·lyt·ic

Medical Definition of paralytic

  1. :  one affected with paralysis


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