palsy

  • 1 Palsy — Pal sy, n.; pl. {Palsies}. [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF. paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See {Paralysis}.] (Med.) Paralysis, complete or partial. See {Paralysis}. One sick of the palsy. Mark ii. 3. [1913 Webster] {Bell s palsy}, paralysis of… …

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  • 2 Palsy — Pal sy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Palsied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palsying}.] To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 palsy — ► NOUN (pl. palsies) dated ▪ paralysis, especially when accompanied by involuntary tremors. ► VERB (be palsied) ▪ be affected with palsy. ORIGIN Old French paralisie, from Latin paralysis …

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  • 4 palsy — [pôl′zē] n. pl. palsies [ME palesie, parlesie < OFr paralisie < L paralysis,PARALYSIS] paralysis of any voluntary muscle as a result of some disorder in the nervous system, sometimes accompanied with involuntary tremors vt. palsied,… …

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  • 5 palsy — (n.) disease causing paralysis, late 13c., palesie, from Anglo Fr. parlesie, O.Fr. paralisie, from L. paralysis (see PARALYSIS (Cf. paralysis)) …

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  • 6 Palsy — Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement (motor function). For example, Bell’s palsy is localized paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. The word “palsy” is a corruption (and… …

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  • 7 Palsy — Infobox Disease Name = Palsy Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D010243 In medicine, palsy is the paralysis of a body part, often accompanied by loss of sensation and by… …

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  • 8 palsy — n. paralysis. This archaic word is retained in compound terms, such as Bell s palsy, cerebral palsy, and Todd s paralysis (or palsy) …

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  • 9 palsy — I. noun (plural palsies) Etymology: Middle English palesie, alteration of parlesey, from Anglo French paralisie, from Latin paralysis Date: 14th century 1. paralysis 2. a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor of the body or a part II.… …

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  • 10 palsy — Synonyms and related words: MS, ague, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, apoplexy, brain disease, bumpiness, catalepsy, cataplexy, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy, chattering, chorea, cold shivers, diplegia, emotional disorder, epilepsy, falling sickness …

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  • 11 palsy — n. cerebral palsy * * * [ pɔːlzɪ] cerebral palsy …

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  • 12 palsy — [[t]pɔ͟ːlzi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Palsy is a loss of feeling in part of your body. → See also cerebral palsy Syn: paralysis …

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  • 13 palsy — n paralysis, Pathol. cerebral palsy, Pathol. spastic paralysis; Pathol. shaking palsy, Pathol. paralysis agitans, Pathol. Parkinson s disease, Pathol. Parkinsonism …

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  • 14 palsy — palsy1 palsylike, adj. /pawl zee/, n., pl. palsies, v., palsied, palsying. n. 1. any of a variety of atonal muscular conditions characterized by tremors of the body parts, as the hands, arms, or legs, or of the entire body. 2. paralysis (def. 1b) …

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  • 15 palsy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. paralysis. See disease. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. paralysis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson s disease; see disease …

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  • 16 palsy — pal|sy [ˈpo:lzi US ˈpo:l ] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: paralisie, from Latin paralysis; PARALYSIS] 1.) an illness that makes your arms and legs shake because you cannot control your muscles 2.) old use ↑paralysis →↑cerebral… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 palsy — [ pɔ:lzi, pɒl ] noun (plural palsies) 1》 dated paralysis, especially when accompanied by involuntary tremors. 2》 archaic a condition of incapacity or helplessness. verb (be palsied) be affected with palsy. Origin ME: from OFr. paralisie, from an… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 palsy — noun (U) 1 old use paralysis (1) 2 an illness that makes your arms and legs shake because you cannot control your muscles see also: cerebral palsy …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 palsy — pal•sy [[t]ˈpɔl zi[/t]] n. pl. sies, 1) pat any of several conditions characterized by paralysis, as Bell s palsy 2) pat any of a variety of atonal muscular conditions characterized by tremors of the body parts or of the entire body 3) pat to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 palsy — n. & v. n. (pl. ies) 1 paralysis, esp. with involuntary tremors. 2 a a condition of utter helplessness. b a cause of this. v.tr. ( ies, ied) 1 affect with palsy. 2 render helpless. Etymology: ME pa(r)lesi f. OF paralisie ult. f. L paralysis: see… …

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