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Meaning of PARALYTIC

Pronunciation:  `paru'litik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person suffering from paralysis
  2. [adj]  affected or subject to with paralysis
  3. [adj]  relating to or of the nature of paralysis; "paralytic symptoms"

PARALYTIC is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: paralytical, paralyzed, unfit
 See Also: handicapped person, paretic, spastic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par`a*lyt"ic\, a. [L. paralyticus, Gr. ?: cf. F.
    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} (Physiol.), the fluid, generally thin
       and watery, secreted from a gland after section or
       paralysis of its nerves, as the pralytic saliva.
  2. \Par`a*lyt"ic\, n.
    A person affected with paralysis.
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