paralytic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj paralytic affected with paralysis
    • adj paralytic relating to or of the nature of paralysis "paralytic symptoms"
    • n paralytic a person suffering from paralysis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Paralytic A person affected with paralysis.
    • Paralytic Affected with paralysis, or palsy. "The cold, shaking, paralytic hand."
    • Paralytic Inclined or tending to paralysis.
    • Paralytic Of or pertaining to paralysis; resembling paralysis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • paralytic Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of paralysis: as, paralytic affection.
    • paralytic Affected with paralysis or palsy; palsied; so constituted as to be subject to paralysis.
    • n paralytic One who is affected with paralysis or palsy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Paralytic of or pertaining to paralysis: afflicted with or inclined to paralysis
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. paralyticus, Gr. : cf. F. paralytique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. paralyein, paralyseinpara, beside, lyein, loosen.

Usage

In literature:

Quentin spent a paralytic moment.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
So lay paralytic Desenzano by the shores of the Lake Garda.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
As the pressure increases, paralytic symptoms ensue.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
If he chose he could rip out the hearts of a dead Municipal Council with a violin, and could set a hospital for paralytics a-dancing.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Hence also, too frequently, arise apoplexy, or paralytic affections, especially in aged people.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Suddenly, while she was thus displaying her finery for the benefit of her paralytic father, she heard the loud bang of the cottage door.
"A Bride of the Plains" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The paralytic symptoms continue to yield to the powerful influence of the iodine.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The old woman, made a child again by a paralytic stroke of terror, found herself on her knees, clinging frantically to her husband.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Waide and Myham, the first tall and once-handsome, and the latter, bony and scarred, were both paralytics.
"Second Sight" by Basil Eugene Wells
A paralytic cripple dropped his crutch in a flurry and fell a-running, quite cured.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
This is called the paralytic stage.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
In December, 1774, she was suddenly stricken down by a paralytic stroke.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Milon, Barthelemi, a paralytic, executed, i.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
The new system of political biography was advancing, when our young author felt a paralytic stroke.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
Only Nuncia the youngest was left, and she was quite paralytic.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
In April, 1764, he resigned, dying in 1776, from a paralytic stroke.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
Time seemed a paralytic as Carter waited the passing of the day.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
He shook hands with her in a paralytic manner, battering his brains for a reply to her polite commonplaces.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
This is always an acquired (paralytic) deformity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
True has had a paralytic stroke.
"The Lamplighter" by Maria S. Cummins
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In poetry:

The paralytic's wife
who takes her love to town,
sitting on the bar stool,
downing stingers and peanuts,
singing "That ole Ace down in the hole,"
would understand.
"The Twelve Dancing Princesses" by Anne Sexton
I think of the nestling fallen into the deep grass,
The turtle gasping in the dusty rubble of the highway,
The paralytic stunned in the tub, and the water rising,—
All things innocent, hapless, forsaken.
"The Meadow Mouse" by Theodore Roethke
Ah, others! ah, thyself! Gulled with such curious ease,
That used to dream (Doth not the soul with laughter fill?)
One knows not what poetic, delicate decease,—
Thou sort of angel with the paralytic will!
"What Sayest Thou, Traveller" by Paul Verlaine
A helpless paralytic met my eyes,
Whose hands might never grasp a friendly hand,
But hung distorted and of shrunken size,
Insensible to muscular command;
His face an abject picture of despair;
I thought a fate like that was worst to bear.
"Life's Undercurrent." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Of Montreal Spiteful Intervention Paralytic Stalks.
Project Tests Alaska Clams for Paralytic Shellfish Toxins.
Hear Of Montreal's Full ' Paralytic Stalks'.
INTERVIEWS Of Montreal Taking ' Paralytic Stalks' on Ambitious 2012 Tour.
5 Verlinde Jd, Li-Fo-Sjoe E. A local outbreak of paralytic rabies.
Paralytic poliomyelitis - polio - is more than a scary word.
He takes a helpless paralytic, incapable of walking, a man who couldn't even fetch himself a pail of water, and in a moment, reverses his paralysis into new life of possibilities and praise.
When Andrew Cuomo ran unsuccessfully for governor four years ago on a platform of breaking up Albany's paralytic power structure, here's what he said.
The State Department of Heath (DOH) tells peninsuladailynews.com an elevated level of potentially deadly paralytic shellfish poison, or PSP, has been found in a water sample from the bay.
'Detector proteins' identify paralytic toxins.
The closure was triggered after samples showed elevated levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin .
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