Definition of palsy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɔːlzi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːlzi//
[uncountable] (old-fashioned)
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paralysis (= loss of control or feeling in part or most of the body), especially when the arms and legs shake without control see also cerebral palsy Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French paralisie, from an alteration of Latin paralysis, from Greek paralusis, from paraluesthai ‘be disabled at the side’, from para ‘beside’ + luein ‘loosen’.
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