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English definition of “paraplegic”


adjective, noun     /ˌpær.əˈpliː.dʒɪk/ US  /ˌper-/ specialized
(someone who is) unable to move or feel the legs or lower part of the body : Is he paraplegic? She does a lot of work with paraplegics.Handicap and the disabledDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
(Definition of paraplegic adjectivenoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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