paralysant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French paralysant, from paralyser (to paralyse).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpæɹəlaɪzənt/

Adjective[edit]

paralysant (comparative more paralysant, superlative most paralysant)

  1. Causing paralysis.

Noun[edit]

paralysant (plural paralysants)

  1. Any substance that induces paralysis.
    • 1948 (revised 1952), Robert Graves, The White Goddess, Faber & Faber 1999, p. 48:
      Other mythographers say that [] where the saliva of Cerberus fell on the ground, up sprang the witch-flower aconite – which is a poison, a paralysant and a febrifuge

French[edit]

Participle[edit]

paralysant

  1. present participle of paralyser

Adjective[edit]

paralysant (feminine paralysante, masculine plural paralysants, feminine plural paralysantes)

  1. crippling
  2. paralyzing

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