Origin of paralytic
Examples from the Web for paralytic
I know a woman who has, several times, been driven to the brink of paralytic rage by the way her books have been received.Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing|Ben Greenman|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Paralytic Child Walking on All Fours (from Muybridge), from that year, is a fine example of this stylistic shift.
Her husband was my mate, first; but he was seized with a paralytic stroke, and was in bed for a twelve-month.Grif|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
He had with him one daughter, a paralytic, to whom he was devotedly attached.Pharos, The Egyptian|Guy Newell Boothby
But her intention is to kill outright, as we shall see presently; she wants a corpse, not a paralytic patient.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
Her grief-stricken mother gets a paralytic stroke which transforms her into a sort of living corpse.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
The moment he saw the paralytic, he became agitated, and started for the door.The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island|Roger Thompson Finlay
British Dictionary definitions for paralytic
Word Origin and History for paralytic
c.1300 (adj.), late 14c. (n.), from Old French paralitique "paralyzed, unmoving," from Latin paralyticus, from Greek paralytikos, from paralysis (see paralysis).