Paralytic



[par-uh-lit-ik] /ˌpær əˈlɪt ɪk/

noun
1.
a person affected with .
adjective
2.
affected with or subject to .
3.
pertaining to or of the nature of .
/ˌpærəˈlɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or of the nature of paralysis
2.
afflicted with or subject to paralysis
3.
(Brit, informal) very drunk
noun
4.
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)
adj.

n.
A person affected with paralysis.par’a·lyt’i·cal·ly adv.

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