un palsied

palsied

[pawl-zeed]
adjective
paralyzed; unable to move or control certain muscles.

Origin:
1960–65; palsy1 + -ed3

unpalsied, adjective
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Word Origin & History

palsy
"disease causing paralysis," late 13c., palesie, from Anglo-Fr. parlesie, O.Fr. paralisie, from L. paralysis (see paralysis).
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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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