- paralytic c.1300 (adj.), late 14c. (n.), from O.Fr. paralytique, from L. paralyticus, from Gk. paralytikos, from paralysis (see PARALYSIS (Cf. paralysis)).
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Paralytic — Par a*lyt ic, a. [L. paralyticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. paralytique.] 1. Of or pertaining to paralysis; resembling paralysis. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected with paralysis, or palsy. [1913 Webster] The cold, shaking, paralytic hand. Prior. [1913 Webster] 3.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Paralytic — Par a*lyt ic, n. A person affected with paralysis. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
paralytic — index disabled (made incapable), powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
paralytic — [adj] impaired in movement diplegic, disabled, immobile, immobilized, inactive, incapacitated, insensible, lame, numb, palsied, palsified, paralyzed, paraplegic, powerless, quadriplegic; concepts 314,485 Ant. healthy, uncrippled … New thesaurus
paralytic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to paralysis. 2) informal, chiefly Brit. extremely drunk. DERIVATIVES paralytically adverb … English terms dictionary
paralytic — [par΄ə lit′ik] adj. [ME paraletik < OFr paralytique < L paralyticus < Gr paralytikos] 1. of, or having the nature of, paralysis 2. having or subject to paralysis n. a person having paralysis … English World dictionary
paralytic — [[t]pæ̱rəlɪ̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Paralytic means suffering from or related to paralysis. We were able to reverse paralytic disease in laboratory animals. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ Someone who is paralytic is very drunk. [BRIT, INFORMAL] … English dictionary
paralytic — Relating to paralysis or suffering from paralysis. * * * par·a·lyt·ic .par ə lit ik adj 1) affected with or characterized by paralysis 2) of, relating to, causing, or resembling paralysis paralytic n one affected with paralysis * * * par·a·lyt·ic … Medical dictionary
paralytic — par|a|lyt|ic1 [ˌpærəˈlıtık] adj 1.) [not before noun] BrE informal very drunk 2.) [only before noun] suffering from paralysis >paralytically [ kli] adv paralytic 2 paralytic2 n old fashioned someone who i … Dictionary of contemporary English
paralytic — very drunk Again immobile, but not from paralysis or palsy: We had a marvellous wedding, Jerry and me. I was paralytic. (Theroux, 1983 but what did Jerry think about it?) … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms