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  • adj. Of or pertaining to paralysis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See paralytic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as paralytic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or of the nature of paralysis


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paralytic +‎ -al


  • This is to be understood of a dumb person, made so by some paralytical or apoplectical stroke, which sometimes wounds the understanding.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • "After amassing a considerable fortune he died, sir, of a paralytical stroke, upon the 12th of November last."

    The Blue Pavilions

  • She was out of humour at being interrupted, and therefore did not peruse this specimen of her nephew’s understanding with all the relish that the commodore himself had enjoyed; on the contrary, after sundry paralytical endeavours to speak (for her tongue sometimes refused its office), she observed that the boy was a pert jackanapes, and deserved to be severely chastised for treating his betters with such disrespect.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle


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