paralysis

  • 1 Paralysis — Pa*ral y*sis, n. [L., fr. Gr. para lysis, fr. paraly ein to loosen, dissolve, or disable at the side; para beside + ly ein to loosen. See {Para }, and {Loose}, and cf. {Palsy}.] (Med.) Abolition of function, whether complete or partial; esp., the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 paralysis — (n.) 1520s, from Gk. paralysis, lit. loosening, from paralyein disable, enfeeble, from para beside (see PARA (Cf. para )) + lyein loosen, untie, cognate with L. luere to loose, release, atone for, expiate, O.E. for leosan to lose, destroy …

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  • 3 paralysis — [pə ral′ə sis] n. pl. paralyses [pə ral′əsēz΄] [L < Gr paralysis < paralyein, to loosen, dissolve, or weaken at the side: see PARA 1 & LYSIS] 1. partial or complete loss, or temporary interruption, of a function, esp. of voluntary motion or …

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  • 4 Paralysis — (gr), Lähmung; daher Paralysiren, lähmen, schwächen, hemmen; Paralytisch, in der Bibel von Luther gichtbrüchig übersetzt, so v.w. gelähmt, s. Lähmung …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Paralysis — Paralysis, griech., Lähmung; paralysiren, lähmen; paralytisch, gelähmt …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 6 paralysis — index deadlock, inaction, inertia Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 paralysis — ► NOUN (pl. paralyses) 1) the loss of the ability to move part or most of the body. 2) inability to act or function. ORIGIN Greek paralusis, from paraluesthai be disabled at the side …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Paralysis — Not to be confused with Spasticity, Sensory loss, or Numbness. Paralysed redirects here. For other uses, see Paralysed (disambiguation). Paralyse redirects here. For the 2008 pop song, see Paralyse (song). For other uses, see Paralysis… …

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  • 9 paralysis — /peuh ral euh sis/, n., pl. paralyses / seez /. 1. Pathol. a. a loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord. b. a disease characterized by this, esp. palsy. 2. a state… …

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  • 10 Paralysis — Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one muscle or limb is partial paralysis, also known as palsy; paralysis of all muscles is total paralysis, as may occur in cases of botulism. * * * 1. Loss of power of… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 paralysis — noun 1 being unable to move your body or a part of it ADJECTIVE ▪ complete ▪ partial ▪ stroke patients who have suffered partial paralysis ▪ permanent, temporary ▪ …

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  • 12 paralysis — [[t]pəræ̱ləsɪs[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move and feel in all or part of your body. ...paralysis of the leg. 2) N UNCOUNT Paralysis is the state of being unable to act or function properly. The paralysis of the… …

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  • 13 paralysis — n. 1) complete; creeping; partial paralysis 2) infantile paralysis * * * [pə rælɪsɪs] creeping partial paralysis complete infantile paralysis …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 paralysis — pa|ral|y|sis [pəˈrælısıs] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: Greek, from paralyein to loosen ] 1.) the loss of the ability to move all or part of your body or feel things in it ▪ paralysis of the lower body ▪ The snake s poison causes… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 paralysis — n 1. numbness, insentience, insensibility, insensibleness, dullness, deadness, loss of sensation, stupefaction; inactivity, immobility, inaction, motionlessness. 2. paralyzation, stoppage, suspension, arrest, standstill, halt, stop, cessation,… …

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  • 16 Paralysis (EP) — Infobox Album | Name = Paralysis Type = EP Artist = Sphere3 Released = 2001 Recorded = Genre = Progressive rock Length = Label = Producer = Reviews = Last album = This album = Next album = Paralysis is a CD EP featuring three tracks by British… …

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  • 17 Paralysis — On Thorns I Lay On Thorns I Lay Pays d’origine  Grèce Genre(s) Doom metal Gothic metal Hard rock Brutal death metal (en début de carrière sous le nom de Paralysis) …

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  • 18 paralysis — Synonyms and related words: a wise passiveness, abscess, ague, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, apoplexy, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, backache, bleeding, blennorhea, cachexia, cachexy, catalepsy, cataplexy, chill, chills, colic,… …

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  • 19 Paralysis — Pa|ra|ly|sis die; , ...lysen <aus lat. paralysis, vgl. ↑Paralyse> (fachspr.) svw. ↑Paralyse; Paralysis agitans: Schüttellähmung (Med.) …

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  • 20 paralysis — pa|ral|y|sis [ pə ræləsıs ] noun uncount 1. ) the loss of the ability to move your body or a part of it, usually because of an injury or illness: The syndrome can lead to sudden paralysis. 2. ) the state of being completely unable to operate… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English