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Related to palsy: Erb's palsy, Bell's palsy, Bulbar palsy, Supranuclear palsy

pal·sy

 (pôl′zē)
n. pl. pal·sies
1. Complete or partial muscle paralysis, often accompanied by loss of sensation and uncontrollable body movements or tremors.
2.
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
1.
a. To paralyze.
b. To deprive of strength.
2. To make helpless, as with fear.

[Middle English palsie, alteration of Old French paralisie, alteration of Latin paralysis; see paralysis.]

palsy

(ˈpɔːlzɪ) pathol
n, pl -sies
(Pathology) paralysis, esp of a specified type: cerebral palsy.
vb (tr) , -sies, -sying or -sied
(Pathology) to paralyse
[C13 palesi, from Old French paralisie, from Latin paralysis]
ˈpalsied adj

pal•sy

(ˈpɔl zi)

n., pl. -sies, n.
1. any of several conditions characterized by paralysis, as Bell's palsy.
2. any of a variety of atonal muscular conditions characterized by tremors of the body parts or of the entire body.
v.t.
3. to paralyze.
[1250–1300; Middle English, variant of parlesie < Middle French paralisie < Latin paralysis paralysis]
pal′sy•like`, adj.

palsy


Past participle: palsied
Gerund: palsying

Imperative
palsy
palsy
Present
I palsy
you palsy
he/she/it palsies
we palsy
you palsy
they palsy
Preterite
I palsied
you palsied
he/she/it palsied
we palsied
you palsied
they palsied
Present Continuous
I am palsying
you are palsying
he/she/it is palsying
we are palsying
you are palsying
they are palsying
Present Perfect
I have palsied
you have palsied
he/she/it has palsied
we have palsied
you have palsied
they have palsied
Past Continuous
I was palsying
you were palsying
he/she/it was palsying
we were palsying
you were palsying
they were palsying
Past Perfect
I had palsied
you had palsied
he/she/it had palsied
we had palsied
you had palsied
they had palsied
Future
I will palsy
you will palsy
he/she/it will palsy
we will palsy
you will palsy
they will palsy
Future Perfect
I will have palsied
you will have palsied
he/she/it will have palsied
we will have palsied
you will have palsied
they will have palsied
Future Continuous
I will be palsying
you will be palsying
he/she/it will be palsying
we will be palsying
you will be palsying
they will be palsying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been palsying
you have been palsying
he/she/it has been palsying
we have been palsying
you have been palsying
they have been palsying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been palsying
you will have been palsying
he/she/it will have been palsying
we will have been palsying
you will have been palsying
they will have been palsying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been palsying
you had been palsying
he/she/it had been palsying
we had been palsying
you had been palsying
they had been palsying
Conditional
I would palsy
you would palsy
he/she/it would palsy
we would palsy
you would palsy
they would palsy
Past Conditional
I would have palsied
you would have palsied
he/she/it would have palsied
we would have palsied
you would have palsied
they would have palsied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palsy - loss of the ability to move a body partpalsy - loss of the ability to move a body part
akinesia, akinesis - motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysis
alalia - paralysis of the vocal cords resulting in an inability to speak
cystoparalysis, cystoplegia - paralysis of the urinary bladder
diplegia - paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body
Erb-Duchenne paralysis, Erb's palsy - paralysis of the arm resulting from injury to the brachial plexus (usually during childbirth)
monoplegia - paralysis of a single limb
ophthalmoplegia - paralysis of the motor nerves of the eye
disfunction, dysfunction - (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group; "erectile dysfunction"; "sexual relationship dysfunction"
paresis - a slight or partial paralysis
paraplegia - paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)
hemiplegia, unilateral paralysis - paralysis of one side of the body
quadriplegia - paralysis of both arms and both legs
2.palsy - a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Verb1.palsy - affect with palsy
paralyse, paralyze - cause to be paralyzed and immobile; "The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her"
Translations
Plegie

palsy

[ˈpɔːlzɪ] Nperlesía f, parálisis f inv

palsy

nLähmung f; sick of the palsy (hum inf)krank; (Bibl) → gelähmt ? cerebral

pal·sy

n. perlesía, parálisis, pédida temporal o permanente de la sensación, de la función o control de movimiento de una parte del cuerpo;
cerebral ______ cerebral, parálisis parcial y falta de coordinación muscular debida a una lesión cerebral congénita.

palsy

n (pl -sies) parálisis f; Bell’s — parálisis de Bell; cerebral — parálisis cerebral; facial — parálisis facial
References in classic literature ?
Cutter remained flushed and wild-eyed as we had known her, but as the years passed she became afflicted with a shaking palsy which made her nervous nod continuous instead of occasional.
As for Clifford, an absolute palsy of fear came over him.
And when he would hear Tashtego singing out for him to produce himself, that his bones might be picked, the simple-witted Steward all but shattered the crockery hanging round him in the pantry, by his sudden fits of the palsy.
why weary, and palsy the arm at the oar, and the iron, and the lance?
Every few steps he would stop short, glance wildly out from the dizzy height, and then spread his red nostrils wide and pant as violently as if he had been running a race; and all the while he quaked from head to heel as with a palsy.
As Tom, quaking as with a palsy, passed out at the gate, three women came flying from the house on the opposite side of the lane.
When he stood before the murdered man, he shook as with a palsy, and he put his face in his hands and burst into tears.
A pause--in which I began to steady the palsy of my nerves, and to feel that the Rubicon was passed; and that the trial, no longer to be shirked, must be firmly sustained.
The poor peasant, a Saxon by birth, was dragged forward to the bar, terrified at the penal consequences which he might have incurred by the guilt of having been cured of the palsy by a Jewish damsel.
A brave sight the archers made, but their master walked slowly leaning upon a cane and shaking as though in a palsy.
She stopped and a shudder ran through her, increasing in intensity for a few seconds, till at the end, she shook as though in a palsy.
It would have been some consolation to have heard his voice, but he lay shivering the live-long night like a man afflicted with the palsy, with his knees drawn up to his head, while his back was supported against the dripping side of the rock.