Etymology
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paresis (n.)

"partial or incomplete paralysis," as that affecting motion but not sensation, 1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek paresis "slackening of strength, paralysis," literally "a letting go," from stem of parienai "to let go," from para- (see para- (1)) + hienai "to send, throw" (from PIE root *ye- "to throw, impel").

updated on January 15, 2020

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Definitions of paresis from WordNet

paresis (n.)
a slight or partial paralysis;
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