[par-uh-lit-ik] /ˌpær əˈlɪt ɪk/
a person affected with .
affected with or subject to .
pertaining to or of the nature of .
of, relating to, or of the nature of paralysis
afflicted with or subject to paralysis
(Brit, informal) very drunk
a person afflicted with paralysis
c.1300 (adj.), late 14c. (n.), from Old French paralitique “paralyzed, unmoving,” from Latin paralyticus, from Greek paralytikos, from paralysis (see paralysis).
paralytic par·a·lyt·ic (par’ə-lĭt’ĭk)
A person affected with paralysis.par’a·lyt’i·cal·ly adv.
- Paralytic abasia
paralytic abasia n. Abasia due to paralysis of the leg muscles.
- Paralytic ileus
paralytic ileus n. Nonmechanical obstruction of the bowel from paralysis of the bowel wall, usually as a result of localized or generalized peritonitis or shock. Also called adynamic ileus, enteroplegia.
- Paralytic dementia
paralytic dementia n. See general paresis.
[par-uh-lahyz] /ˈpær əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), paralyzed, paralyzing. 1. to affect with . 2. to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act: The strike paralyzed communications. v. 1804, from French paralyser (16c.), from Old French paralisie “paralysis,” from Latin paralysis (see paralysis). Figurative use from 1805. Related: Paralyzed; paralyzing. […]