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paralytic one who is paralyzed. [3 definitions]
paralyze to render partly or completely unable to move or feel sensations, as by an injury or disease. [2 definitions]
Paramaribo the seaport capital of Suriname.
paramecium any of several one-celled protozoans that move by means of cilia and have a large oral groove.
paramedic one who is trained to work as a doctor's assistant or as a provider of emergency medical care.
paramedical of or indicating the work of auxiliary medical personnel such as nurses' aides, paramedics, or laboratory technicians.
parameter any of a set of specifications or limits, the value or variations of which determine the form or behavior of something. [3 definitions]
paramilitary of or concerning a group that has a military structure and purpose but is not part of a nation's armed forces.
paramnesia in psychiatry, a distortion of memory in which factual and imagined events become confused.
paramorphism change in the structure of a mineral without any change in its chemical composition.
paramount foremost in importance, power, or the like; chief. [2 definitions]
paramour a lover, esp. one in an adulterous affair.
Paraná a major river in South America originating in Brazil and flowing mostly south, forming the border between Paraguay and Argentina and eventually merging with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata.
Paraná River a major river in South America originating in Brazil and flowing mostly south, forming the border between Paraguay and Argentina and eventually merging with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata.
paranoia a severe mental disorder marked by persistent and very exaggerated delusions of being grand or important, or of being persecuted by others. [2 definitions]
paranoid having or exhibiting an unrealistic suspicion and mistrust of others.
paranormal not explainable by scientific methods or on the basis of normal experience, esp. in the mental or psychic realm.
parapet a low protective wall or railing at the edge of a high platform, bridge, balcony, or the like. [2 definitions]
paraphernalia (used with a pl. verb) personal possessions, esp. small items. [2 definitions]
paraphrase a restatement of a passage or text in somewhat different words so as to simplify or clarify. [4 definitions]
paraplegia paralysis of the legs and lower torso because of spinal cord injury or disease.