Meaning of “quadriplegic” in the English Dictionary

"quadriplegic" in British English

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quadriplegicadjective

specialized Australian English quadruplegic uk /ˌkwɒd.rəˈpliː.dʒɪk/ us /ˌkwɑː.drəˈpliː.dʒɪk/ also tetraplegic, /ˌtet.rəˈpliː.dʒɪk/

permanently unable to move or feel your arms or legs, usually because of a severe injury to the spine (= bones in the centre of the back)

quadriplegicnoun [ C ]

specialized Australian English quadruplegic also tetraplegic, /ˌtet.rəˈpliː.dʒɪk/

a person who is permanently unable to move or feel their arms or legs, usually because of a severe injury to the spine (= bones in the centre of the back)

(Definition of “quadriplegic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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