Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or affected with paralysis.

Part of speech: noun

A person subject to paralysis.

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Usage examples "paralytic":

  1. Paralytic symptoms are manifested early in the disease, and the animal may fall when moving about. - "Common Diseases of Farm Animals", R. A. Craig, D. V. M..
  2. To Weston the pair returned; the paralytic, of course, none the better for her journey. - "Cowper", Goldwin Smith.
  3. " Belle," said Kitty, as she stood arranging her hair at the glass, " do you remember a girl we used to meet every morning on our way to school, walking with a paralytic old man?" - "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.