(transitive) To render unable to move; to immobilize.
(transitive) To render unable to function properly.
The transport strike paralyzed the city.
A condition where the lower half of a patient's body is paralyzed and cannot move.
Pertaining to a biological or symbolic parasite.
Drawing upon another organism for sustenance.
exploit, Exploiting another for personal gain.
interaction between two organisms, in which one organism (the parasite) benefits and the other (the host) is harmed (dictionary definition). this can also refer to humans eg. a younger sibling is attached to the older sibling like a leech. (not a dictionary definition)
the functional part of an organ, as opposed to supporting tissue
the tissue making up most of the non-woody parts of a plant
noun (pares, es)
A paralysis which is incomplete or which occurs in isolated areas.
inflammation, Inflammation of the brain as a cause of dementia or paralysis.
A sensation of burning, prickling, itching, or tingling of the skin with no obvious cause.
(context, neurology, disease) A chronic neurological disorder resulting in lack of control over movement; poor balance and coordination; and similar symptoms.
A random or sudden outburst (of activity).
«There, on the soft sand, a few feet away from our elders, we would sprawl all morning, in a petrified of desire, and take advantage of every blessed quirk in space and time to touch each other ... » - w:Vladimir Nabokov, Vladimir Nabokov, w:Lolita, Lolita, 1955
A sudden recurrence of a disease.
The origin and development of a disease.
The mechanism whereby something causes a disease.
Able to cause (harmful) disease.
While the environment is teeming with bacteria and fungi, most are not .
The quality or state of being capable of causing disease.
The quality or state of originating or producing disease.
(biology): The quality of a organism to inflict damage on the host.
Pertaining to pathology.
Relating to or caused by a physical or mental disorder.
noun (patholog, ies)
(medicine) The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.
Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality.
(pathology) The physiological processes associated with disease or injury.
(organic compound) pentachlorophenol
(mathematics) probabilistically checkable proof
A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
(geography) The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
(nautical) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
(nautical) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
(nautical) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
(math) For sine waves, the point at which the value of y is at its maximum.
verb (peaks, peaking, peaked)
To reach a peak or maximum.
Historians argue about when the Roman Empire began to and ultimately decay.
(given name, female) from the English noun pearl
(Armor) Protective armor for a horse's breast.
1786: The Poitrinal, Pectoral, or Breast Plate was formed of plates of metal rivetted together, which covered the breast and shoulders of the horse, it was commonly adorned with foliage, or other ornaments engraved or embossed. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 30.
(Armor) A covering or protecting for the breast.
(ecclesiastical) A breastplate, esp. that worn by the Jewish high person.
(ecclesiastical) A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.
A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.
Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.
Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy.
(zoology) Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.
(medicine) infestation with head lice
(pathology) A disease primarily caused by a niacin deficiency.
(pathology) A severe autoimmune skin disease characterized by pustules and painful blisters, and which can be fatal.
Causing death or injury; deadly.
Causing much harm in a subtle way.
1911, w:Emma Goldman, Emma Goldman, s:Anarchism and Other Essays/7, The Hypocrisy of Puritanism,
: Puritanism no longer employs the thumbscrew and lash; but it still has a most hold on the minds and feelings of the American people.
(pathology) A severe form of anemia caused by vitamin B12 insufficiency.
noun (pertuss, es)
(pathology) whooping cough
The action of perverting someone or something; humiliation; debasement.
The state of being perverted; depravity; viciousness.
A sexual practice or act considered abnormal; sexual deviance; immorality.
An instance of such abnormal activity or behaviour; rape.
One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error.
A sexually perverted person.
(transitive) To turn another way; to divert.
(transitive) To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt
pervert the course of justice
To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.
pervert one's words
(intransitive) To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
An annoying, often destructive creature.
A person who is annoying.
(slang) Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers disinterested women.
Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!
Any epidemic disease that is highly contagious, infectious, virulent and devastating.
highly injurious or destructive to life: Deadly.
(archaic) harmful to morals or public order.
noun (petechi, ae)
a small spot, especially on an organ, caused by bleeding underneath the skin
1973: It is scurvy. All my authorities agree " weakness, diffused muscular pain, , tender gums, ill breath " and M"Alister has no doubt of it. " Patrick O"Brian, HMS Surprise
noun Etymology: from French little illness.
A form of epilepsy where the seizures are characterized as minor, the person becomes vacant or unaware, but not involving spasms and unconsciousness. These seizures are usually brief, lasting up to 30 seconds, and may include twitching. A formal medical term would be absence seizures.
Contrast grand mal seizures.
Inflammation of the pharynx.
noun (abbreviated as PKU)
(medicine) a metabolic disorder in which individuals lack the liver enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) which is needed to metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine
(medicine) A contraction of the foreskin (either as a stage of development or a pathological condition), which prevents it from being retracted.
1762: "Twill end in a , replied Dr. Slop. " Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin 2003, p. 361)
(pathology) Inflammation of a vein, usually in the legs.
viscid, Viscid mucus secreted in the respiratory and digestive passages.
A watery distilled liquor, in distinction from a spirituous liquor.
One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the blood to be composed.
sluggishness, Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest; indifference; coldness.
chronic phosphorus poisoning
(medicine) Symptom of excessive sensitivity to light and the aversion to bright light.
having a reaction to, or able to be affected by, light
sensitivity to light, especially a heightened response to light
(pathology) A wasting illness of the lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis; phthisis.
A person suffering from phthisis.
Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis; tubercular.
noun (phthis, es)
(archaic) an atrophy of the body or part of the body, especially pulmonary tuberculosis
1985: Tired from his journey and his chronic lung weakness, which he had saved from turning to by winter sojourns in Egypt, he was yet goodhumoured enough when his deputy reported the arrival of a gang of Jews who wanted judgment on something or someone. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia.
Having toes that point inwards.
A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.
Velvet soft, or plush with shaggy pile. —Cowper
A covering of hair or fur.
A large stake, or piece of timber, steel section pointed and driven into the earth or drilled and cast reinforced concrete, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.
The head of an arrow or spear.
(heraldry) One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.
A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.
A funeral pile; a pyre.
A large building, or mass of buildings.
A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a fagot.
A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; — commonly called Volta"s pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.
The reverse (or tails) of a coin. (Obs)
A hemorrhoid (usually it is in plural)
An inflamed (raised and red) spot on the surface of the skin that is usually painful and fills with pus.
I had to pop that embarrassing , it was huge and on the tip of my nose.
(Slang) An annoying person.
He's such a ! I wish he'd stop being so irritating!
a highly contagious form of conjunctivitis
(British colloquial) A pint of milk.
A hole in the ground.
A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip (Eng.) inside a fruit.
A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
Area at the auto racetrack used for refueling and repairing the cars during a race
(music) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.
verb (pit, t, ed)
(transitive) To bring into opposition, as in "to pit one's wits against someone".
(transitive) To make pits in.
Exposure to acid rain pitted the metal.
(transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
One must a peach to make it ready for a pie.
(context, intransitive, motor racing) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.
A widespread affliction, calamity, or destructive influx especially when seen as divine retribution.
A of locusts
(disease) The disease "plague", caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and mostly known by its variant form bubonic plague.
(pathology) An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the disease "plague".
verb (plagues, plaguing, plagued, plagued)
(transitive) To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
Wikis are often plagued by vandalism
(transitive) To afflict someone with a disease or calamity.
(pathology) Inflammation of lung pleura.
(medicine) A diseased condition, produced by the absorption of lead, common among workers in this metal or in its compounds, as among painters, typesetters, etc. It is characterized by various symptoms, as lead colic, lead line, and wrist drop.
performance management system, Performance management system, performance measurement system or performance monitoring system Note that these are NOT synonymous, but are used in the same field, so intended usage should be confirmed if important.
1972, United States. Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee, Parole Legislation: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on National Penitentiaries
:The federal Performance Measurement System () and how It relates to the field of corrections.
2006, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Survey on Harmonisation and Alignment of Donor Practices: Measuring Aid Harmonisation and Alignment in 14 Partner Countries
:A performance monitoring system () exists with formal elements for monitoring poverty reduction in relation to the PARPA.
2006, ibid (in list of acronyms)
:: Performance-management system
2006, N. Stolbe, B. List, Extending the Data Warehouse with Company External Data from Competitors' Websites -- A Case Study in the Banking Sector in Joachim Schelp, Robert Winter (editors), Auf dem Weg zur Integration Factory: Proceedings der dw2004- Data Warehousing und EAI
:Some authors, (see Simons, 1999) suggest that a performance measurement system should include an external monitor component.
premenstrual syndrome, Premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual stress often considered synonymous
:Premenstrual syndrome () takes a lot of bashing in the media. It is true that many women become more aggressive during this period, though they are rarely out of control...Therefore, any symptoms that are perceived as unstable are due to the fact that women act more like men during this phase than at any other time in their cycles.
1980, British Social Biology Council, Social Biology and Human Affairs
:By recognising as a clinical entity women are allowed to Indulge In socially disapproved behaviours, and thus have a safety valve for their resentment.
2006, Kristen Brown, Nietzsche And Embodiment: Discerning Bodies and Non-Dualism
:By internalizing ideational valuations of , men and women reinforce the appearance of a psychosomatic constitution of .
2006, Phyllis Greenberger, Jennifer Wider (editors), The Savvy Woman Patient: How and Why Sex Difference Affect Your Health
:This is called premenstrual syndrome, or . It is not well defined, and more than 100 different symptoms have been attributed to
planned maintenance system, Planned maintenance system
1966, United States. Congress. Senate. Armed Services, Military Procurement Authorizations for Fiscal Year 1967, Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services and the Subcommittee on Department of Defense of the Appropriations Committee ... 89-2
:Planned maintenance system for surface missile ships (/SMS) has been instituted to increase system readiness through a major reduction in system downtime.
1990, Brian Moriarity, Harold E. Roland, System Safety Engineering and Management
:Have the hazardous materials associated with the system, particularly for the Planned Maintenance System (), been identified?