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[pawl-zee] /ˈpɔl zi/
noun, plural palsies.
1.
any of a variety of atonal muscular conditions characterized by tremors of the body parts, as the hands, arms, or legs, or of the entire body.
2.
paralysis (def 1b).
verb (used with object), palsied, palsying.
3.
to paralyze.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English, variant of parlesie < Middle French paralisie < Latin paralysis paralysis
Related forms
palsylike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for palsies

palsy

/ˈpɔːlzɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.
paralysis, esp of a specified type: cerebral palsy
verb (transitive) -sies, -sying, -sied
2.
to paralyse
Derived Forms
palsied, adjective
Word Origin
C13 palesi, from Old French paralisie, from Latin paralysis
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Word Origin and History for palsies

palsy

n.

"disease causing paralysis," c.1300, palesie, from Anglo-French parlesie, Old French paralisie, from Vulgar Latin *paralysia, from Latin paralysis (see paralysis).

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palsies in Medicine

palsy pal·sy (pôl'zē)
n.
Complete or partial muscle paralysis, often accompanied by loss of sensation and uncontrollable body movements or tremors.

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palsies in the Bible

a shorter form of "paralysis." Many persons thus afflicted were cured by our Lord (Matt. 4:24; 8:5-13; 9:2-7; Mark 2:3-11; Luke 7:2-10; John 5:5-7) and the apostles (Acts 8:7; 9:33, 34).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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