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PARALYTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paralytic mean? 

PARALYTIC (noun)
  The noun PARALYTIC has 1 sense:

1. a person suffering from paralysis

  Familiarity information: PARALYTIC used as a noun is very rare.


PARALYTIC (adjective)
  The adjective PARALYTIC has 2 senses:

1. relating to or of the nature of paralysis
2. affected or subject to with paralysis

  Familiarity information: PARALYTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARALYTIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A person suffering from paralysis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("paralytic" is a kind of...):

handicapped person (a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "paralytic"):

paretic (a person afflicted with paresis (partial paralysis))

spastic (a person suffering from spastic paralysis)


PARALYTIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or of the nature of paralysis

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

paralytic; paralytical

Context example:

paralytic symptoms

Pertainym:

paralysis (loss of the ability to move a body part)


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Meaning:

Affected or subject to with paralysis

Synonyms:

paralyzed; paralytic

Similar:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)


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