Definition of quadriplegic in English:

quadriplegic

adjective

  • Affected by or relating to paralysis of all four limbs; tetraplegic.

    ‘quadriplegic patients’
    ‘quadriplegic cerebral palsy’
    • ‘The settlement is geared towards looking after this person who might be quadriplegic for the rest of their lives.’
    • ‘Last year rescue calls included a total of four broken backs, with two paraplegic cases and one quadriplegic case.’
    • ‘The patient is a 43-year-old quadriplegic woman with a history of urinary bladder calculi.’
    • ‘The world's best-known quadriplegic scientist showed off his "new toy" in a Facebook post this week.’
    • ‘These patients were newly quadriplegic patients and had sustained new postoperative root injuries.’
    • ‘He is Canada's first quadriplegic MP.’
    • ‘He was expected to be blind, deaf, unable to speak, and quadriplegic.’
    • ‘I'm training to become a quadriplegic rugby star.’
    • ‘He was left with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and needs special equipment to stand and sit upright.’
    • ‘An elderly quadriplegic man who presented in septic shock died.’
    • ‘Competition is broken into paraplegic, quadriplegic, junior mixed and a Sunday road race.’
    • ‘A quadriplegic artist, he creates his detailed sketches using a pencil inserted into a custom-made mouthpiece.’

noun

  • A person affected by paralysis of all four limbs.

    ‘a car accident left him a quadriplegic’
    • ‘He plays a quadriplegic who is paralysed from the neck down.’
    • ‘He was a recovering quadriplegic, and rehab was his life.’
    • ‘He became a quadriplegic as a result of that accident.’
    • ‘An accident on the course left me a quadriplegic at the C5 - C6 level.’
    • ‘The devices might allow quadriplegics to move limbs again by sending signals from the brain to various muscles.’
    • ‘For quadriplegics, this could allow them full use of their body again.’
    • ‘He's a C5 quadriplegic, and has been for nine years.’
    • ‘At 17, a careless dive into shallow water left her a quadriplegic.’
    • ‘For the next 29 years, he lived the life of a quadriplegic.’
    • ‘He dived into the water and hit a sandbank and was rendered a quadriplegic.’

Pronunciation

quadriplegic

/ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk/