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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