palsy


noun, plural pal·sies.

  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).

verb (used with object), pal·sied, pal·sy·ing.

  1. to paralyze.

adjective Slang.

  1. palsy-walsy.

noun plural -sies

  1. paralysis, esp of a specified typecerebral palsy

verb -sies, -sying or -sied (tr)

  1. to paralyse

n.“disease causing paralysis,” c.1300, palesie, from Anglo-French parlesie, Old French paralisie, from Vulgar Latin *paralysia, from Latin paralysis (see paralysis). n.

  1. Complete or partial muscle paralysis, often accompanied by loss of sensation and uncontrollable body movements or tremors.

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