Adjective "quadriplegic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Affected by or relating to paralysis of all four limbs; tetraplegic.
  1. 'quadriplegic cerebral palsy'
  2. 'He is Canada's first quadriplegic MP.'
  3. 'A quadriplegic artist, he creates his detailed sketches using a pencil inserted into a custom-made mouthpiece.'
  4. 'These patients were newly quadriplegic patients and had sustained new postoperative root injuries.'
  5. 'The settlement is geared towards looking after this person who might be quadriplegic for the rest of their lives.'
  6. 'The patient is a 43-year-old quadriplegic woman with a history of urinary bladder calculi.'
  7. 'He was left with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and needs special equipment to stand and sit upright.'

noun

A person affected by paralysis of all four limbs.
  1. 'An accident on the course left me a quadriplegic at the C5 - C6 level.'
  2. 'For quadriplegics, this could allow them full use of their body again.'
  3. 'He became a quadriplegic as a result of that accident.'
  4. 'He dived into the water and hit a sandbank and was rendered a quadriplegic.'
  5. 'The devices might allow quadriplegics to move limbs again by sending signals from the brain to various muscles.'

Definitions

1. a person with quadriplegia.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be quadriplegic."