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"paraplegic" in British English

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paraplegicadjective, noun

uk   /ˌpær.əˈpliː.dʒɪk/  us   /ˌper-/ specialized
(someone who is) ​unable to ​move or ​feel the ​legs or ​lowerpart of the ​body: Is he paraplegic? She does a lot of ​work with paraplegics.
(Definition of paraplegic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paraplegic" in American English

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paraplegicnoun [C]

 us   /ˌpær·əˈpli·dʒɪk/
a ​person who has ​lost the ​ability to move the ​legs and ​lowerpart of the ​body, usually because of a ​severeinjury to the ​spine (= ​bones in the back)
(Definition of paraplegic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paraplegic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 截瘫的,半身麻痹的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 截癱的(人),半身麻痺的(人),半身不遂的(人)…
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