having quadriplegia; paralyzed from the neck down or in all four limbs as a result of disease or injury.
a person who is paralyzed in this way.
- Sometimes quad·ra·ple·gic .
- Compare paraplegic.
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How to use quadriplegic in a sentence
He is also quadriplegic after suffering a neck injury that left him paralyzed below his shoulders.‘The pandemic has awakened them’: Disability advocate sounds off on web accessibility and remote work | Kimeko McCoy | February 2, 2022 | Digiday
Langevin, 57, is the first quadriplegic elected to Congress and is serving his 11th term.Two more Democrats, Reps. Langevin and McNerney, announce their retirements | Felicia Sonmez | January 18, 2022 | Washington Post
Lauren, because of brain injuries she experienced in the womb, is quadriplegic, blind, and affected by a seizure disorder, among other disabilities.How rising groundwater caused by climate change could devastate coastal communities | Kendra Pierre-Louis | December 13, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
One patient, a childhood friend of Duntsch’s, went in for a spinal operation with someone he trusted and woke up a quadriplegic after the doctor damaged his vertebral artery.Peacock's Dr. Death Is Based on A Chilling True Crime Podcast About a Murderous Surgeon. Here's What to Know | Mahita Gajanan | July 16, 2021 | Time
My best friend is a C-4/C-5 quadriplegic who depends on around-the-clock care.Auti Angel, Star of ‘Musical Chairs,’ on Being Disabled in Hollywood | Auti Angel | March 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the day-to-day existence of a quadriplegic is far crueler than most people imagine.NYPD Scandals Obscure the Decency of the Majority, Cops Say | Michael Daly | November 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
He wound up a quadriplegic with restricted vision who could only communicate by screaming.
But to watch her suffer for three years, she was a quadriplegic, it was a very helpless feeling for me.
She currently splits her time between her career and being a caretaker for her brother, a recent quadriplegic.
We have all witnessed some of these applications: sensors connected to unharmed nervous terminals allow the quadriplegic to move.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for quadriplegic
of, relating to, or afflicted with qudriplegia
a person afflicted with quadriplegia
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