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paralytic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drink, Illness & disability
paralyticpar‧a‧lyt‧ic1 /ˌpærəˈlɪtɪk◂/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 [not before noun] British English informalDFDDRUNK very drunk2 [only before noun]MI suffering from paralysisparalytically /-kli/ adverb
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paralyticBefore it was over, 204 so-called vaccine-associated cases occurred, about three-fourths of which were paralytic.The men used to go paralytic and put windows in.Shortly afterwards a serious paralytic illness, from which he never fully recovered, forced his retirement from active public life.Almost as if, having proclaimed himself paralytic in court, he was setting about proving it over and over again.The vaccine brought a drastic drop-80 percent-in paralytic polio cases by 1957.Approximately 2 to 5 percent of children and up to 30 percent of adults with paralytic polio die.Learning how few people actually had paralytic polio offered no comfort to me.Difficulty swallowing from the pain and paralytic weakness.
Related topics: Illness & disability
paralyticparalytic2 noun [countable] old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 MINOT DO somethingsomeone who is paralysed
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paralyticShy and reserved around men, he was a paralytic near women.
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