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adjective as in paralytic

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Example Sentences

He is also quadriplegic after suffering a neck injury that left him paralyzed below his shoulders.

From Digiday

Langevin, 57, is the first quadriplegic elected to Congress and is serving his 11th term.

Lauren, because of brain injuries she experienced in the womb, is quadriplegic, blind, and affected by a seizure disorder, among other disabilities.

One patient, a childhood friend of Duntsch’s, went in for a spinal operation with someone he trusted and woke up a quadriplegic after the doctor damaged his vertebral artery.

From Time

My best friend is a C-4/C-5 quadriplegic who depends on around-the-clock care.

And the day-to-day existence of a quadriplegic is far crueler than most people imagine.

He wound up a quadriplegic with restricted vision who could only communicate by screaming.

But to watch her suffer for three years, she was a quadriplegic, it was a very helpless feeling for me.

She currently splits her time between her career and being a caretaker for her brother, a recent quadriplegic.

We have all witnessed some of these applications: sensors connected to unharmed nervous terminals allow the quadriplegic to move.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quadriplegic, such as: paralyzed, disabled, immobilized, paraplegic, diplegic, and immobile.

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