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Adjective: paralytic  ,per-u'li-tik [N. Amer], ,pa-ru'li-tik [Brit]
  1. Relating to or of the nature of paralysis
    "paralytic symptoms";
    - paralytical
  2. Affected with paralysis
    "My arm is paralytic!";
    - paralyzed [N. Amer], paralysed [Brit, Cdn]
  3. [Brit] Very drunk
    "I had travelling money and got paralytic in the bar downstairs";
    - besotted [archaic], blind drunk, blotto, crocked [N. Amer], cockeyed, fuddled, loaded [N. Amer], pie-eyed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, stiff, tight, wet, pickled, legless [Brit], blitzed, trashed, hammered, stinko, wasted, stonkered [Austral, NZ], mullered [Brit], trolleyed [Brit], out of it [Brit], bombed, fried [N. Amer], tanked up, juiced [N. Amer], bladdered [Brit], liquored up [N. Amer], swacked [N. Amer], steaming, three sheets to the wind, stewed, blootered [UK, dialect], bevvied [Brit], drunk, pixillated, half-seas-over [Brit]
Noun: paralytic  ,per-u'li-tik [N. Amer], ,pa-ru'li-tik [Brit]
  1. A person suffering from paralysis

Derived forms: paralytics

See also: drunk, ill, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, sick

Type of: handicapped person

Encyclopedia: Paralytic