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paralytic

[ par-uh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌpær əˈlɪt ɪk /
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noun
a person affected with paralysis.
adjective
affected with or subject to paralysis.
pertaining to or of the nature of paralysis.
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Origin of paralytic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for paralytic

paralytic
/ (ˌpærəˈlɪtɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or of the nature of paralysis
afflicted with or subject to paralysis
British informal very drunk
noun
a person afflicted with paralysis

Derived forms of paralytic

paralytically, adverb
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Medical definitions for paralytic

paralytic
[ par′ə-lĭtĭk ]

adj.
Of or relating to paralysis.
Affected with paralysis.
n.
A person affected with paralysis.
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