paresis

noun
pa·​re·​sis | \ pə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce paresis (audio) ; ˈper-ə-, ˈpa-rə- How to pronounce paresis (audio) \
plural pareses\ pə-​ˈrē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce pareses (audio) ; ˈper-​ə-​ , ˈpa-​rə-​ \

Definition of paresis

1 : slight or partial paralysis

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Other Words from paresis

paretic \ pə-​ˈre-​tik How to pronounce paretic (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of paresis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors diagnosed her with paresis of the vocal folds, a muscular dysfunction. New York Times, "After Trauma, a Silenced Vocalist Sings Again," 21 Nov. 2019 After she was diagnosed with paresis, Ms. Dhegrae threw herself into research, spending up to 20 hours a day trawling through scientific journals and poring over her own medical history. New York Times, "After Trauma, a Silenced Vocalist Sings Again," 21 Nov. 2019 Twain’s hesitant return to the recording studio after suffering from vocal paresis began years ago under the diligent insistence of Lionel Richie. Cindy Watts, USA TODAY, "Shania Twain album: 'Now' celebrates perseverance, moving on," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of paresis

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for paresis

New Latin, from Greek, from parienai to let fall, from para- + hienai to let go, send — more at jet

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The first known use of paresis was in 1668

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Cite this Entry

“Paresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paresis. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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paresis

noun
pa·​re·​sis | \ pə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce paresis (audio) , ˈpar-ə- How to pronounce paresis (audio) \
plural pareses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce pareses (audio) \

Medical Definition of paresis

1 : slight or partial paralysis

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