paralytic

[par-uh-lit-ik]
noun
1.
a person affected with paralysis.
adjective
2.
affected with or subject to paralysis.
3.
pertaining to or of the nature of paralysis.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English paralitik < Latin paralyticus < Greek paralytikós, equivalent to paraly- (see paralysis) + -tikos -tic

paralytically, adverb
nonparalytic, adjective, noun
postparalytic, adjective
semiparalytic, noun, adjective
subparalytic, adjective
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paralytic (ˌpærəˈlɪtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or of the nature of paralysis
2.  afflicted with or subject to paralysis
3.  informal (Brit) very drunk
 
n
4.  a person afflicted with paralysis
 
para'lytically
 
adv

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paralytic
c.1300 (adj.), late 14c. (n.), from O.Fr. paralytique, from L. paralyticus, from Gk. paralytikos, from paralysis (see paralysis).
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paralytic par·a·lyt·ic (par'ə-lĭt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to paralysis.

  2. Affected with paralysis.

n.
A person affected with paralysis.
par'a·lyt'i·cal·ly adv.
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Example sentences
These strange paralytic conditions have been described for nearly a century.
Paralytic ileus is a problem with the nerves to the intestines.
Each of us, upon going too close to the edge, felt sick and paralytic.
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