Definition of Paralytic

1. Noun. A person suffering from paralysis.

Generic synonyms: Handicapped Person
Specialized synonyms: Paretic, Spastic

2. Adjective. Relating to or of the nature of paralysis. "Paralytic symptoms"
Exact synonyms: Paralytical
Partainyms: Paralysis, Paralysis
Derivative terms: Paralysis, Paralysis

3. Adjective. Affected with paralysis.
Exact synonyms: Paralyzed
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Paralysis

Definition of Paralytic

1. a. Of or pertaining to paralysis; resembling paralysis.

2. n. A person affected with paralysis.

Definition of Paralytic

1. Noun. Someone suffering from paralysis. ¹

2. Adjective. Affected by paralysis, paralysed. ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to paralysis. ¹

4. Adjective. (UK Australia Irish) Very drunk. ¹

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Definition of Paralytic

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Medical Definition of Paralytic

1. A person affected with paralysis. 1. Of or pertaining to paralysis; resembling paralysis. 2. Affected with paralysis, or palsy. "The cold, shaking, paralytic hand." (Prior) 3. Inclined or tending to paralysis. Paralytic secretion, the fluid, generally thin and watery, secreted from a gland after section or paralysis of its nerves, as the pralytic saliva. Origin: L. Paralyticus, Gr., cf. F. Paralytique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paralytic

paralutein cell
paralysis agitans
paralytic (current term)
paralytic abasia
paralytic dementia
paralytic ectropion
paralytic ileus
paralytic mydriasis
paralytic myoglobinuria
paralytic rabies
paralytic scoliosis
paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin carbamoylase
paralytic strabismus

Literary usage of Paralytic

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1. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"Budapest, 1908 (Hungarian). paralytic Hemoglobinemia of Cattle. There are a few publications from which it appears that a disease, resembling the paralytic ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1905)
"... calls attention to the frequency with which hereditary syphilis, or syphilis acquired in youth, is the cause of an early form of paralytic dementia. ..."

3. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1854)
"paralytic Ptosis. paralytic ptosis, without any participation of the muscles of the eyeball, is rare. We find that, along with the depression of the upper ..."

4. Discourses on Several Subjects by Samuel Seabury (1815)
"DISCOURSE V. OBSERVATIONS ON THE CURE OF THE paralytic MAN WHO WAS BROUGHT TO CHRIST. MATT. ix. 2. Jesus seeing their faith, saith unto the sick of the ..."

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