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palsy

pal·sy

palsy

 
pronunciation:
pawl zi
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: palsies
definition 1: a muscular condition marked by uncontrolled movements, such as shaking or jerking.
definition 2: loss of nervous function from injury or disease; paralysis.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: palsied, palsies, palsying
definition: to cause to be paralyzed or to shake uncontrollably.
derivation: palsylike (adj.)