palsy

palsy
palsy NOUN (pl. palsies) dated paralysis, especially when accompanied by involuntary tremors.
VERB (be palsied) be affected with palsy.
ORIGIN Old French paralisie, from Latin paralysis.

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  • Palsy — Pal sy, n.; pl. {Palsies}. [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF. paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See {Paralysis}.] (Med.) Paralysis, complete or partial. See {Paralysis}. One sick of the palsy. Mark ii. 3. [1913 Webster] {Bell s palsy}, paralysis of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palsy — Pal sy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Palsied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palsying}.] To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palsy — [pôl′zē] n. pl. palsies [ME palesie, parlesie < OFr paralisie < L paralysis,PARALYSIS] paralysis of any voluntary muscle as a result of some disorder in the nervous system, sometimes accompanied with involuntary tremors vt. palsied,… …   English World dictionary

  • palsy — (n.) disease causing paralysis, late 13c., palesie, from Anglo Fr. parlesie, O.Fr. paralisie, from L. paralysis (see PARALYSIS (Cf. paralysis)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Palsy — Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement (motor function). For example, Bell’s palsy is localized paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. The word “palsy” is a corruption (and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Palsy — Infobox Disease Name = Palsy Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D010243 In medicine, palsy is the paralysis of a body part, often accompanied by loss of sensation and by… …   Wikipedia

  • palsy — n. paralysis. This archaic word is retained in compound terms, such as Bell s palsy, cerebral palsy, and Todd s paralysis (or palsy) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • palsy — I. noun (plural palsies) Etymology: Middle English palesie, alteration of parlesey, from Anglo French paralisie, from Latin paralysis Date: 14th century 1. paralysis 2. a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor of the body or a part II.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palsy — Synonyms and related words: MS, ague, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, apoplexy, brain disease, bumpiness, catalepsy, cataplexy, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy, chattering, chorea, cold shivers, diplegia, emotional disorder, epilepsy, falling sickness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • palsy — n. cerebral palsy * * * [ pɔːlzɪ] cerebral palsy …   Combinatory dictionary

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