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1. palsy, paralysis

loss of the ability to move a body part

2. palsy

a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor


3. palsy

affect with palsy

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noun plural -sies
paralysis, esp of a specified type
cerebral palsy
verb -sies, -sying or -sied (transitive)
to paralyse

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nounWord forms: plural ˈpalsies
paralysis of any voluntary muscle as a result of some disorder in the nervous system, sometimes accompanied with involuntary tremors
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈpalsied or ˈpalsying
to afflict with or as with palsy; paralyze

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n. pl. pal·sies
1. Complete or partial muscle paralysis, often accompanied by loss of sensation and uncontrollable body movements or tremors.
a. A weakening or debilitating influence.
b. An enfeebled condition or debilitated state thought to result from such an influence.
3. A fit of strong emotion marked by the inability to act: "Flaherty dithered in a little palsy of indignation" (Anthony Burgess).
tr.v. pal·sied, pal·sy·ing, pal·sies
a. To paralyze.
b. To deprive of strength.
2. To make helpless, as with fear.

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