Paraldehyde

Par*al"de*hyde

(?), n. [Pref. para- + aldehyde.] (Chem.) A trimer of acetaldehyde (C6H12O3), prepared by polymerization of acetaldehyde with hydrochloric and sulfuric acids. It has sedative and hypnotic properties. MI11
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Par`a*leip"sis

(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to leave on one side, to omit; para` beside + to leave.] (Rhet.) A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker artfully pretends to pass by what he really mentions; as, for example, if an orator should say, "I do not speak of my adversary's scandalous venality and rapacity, his brutal conduct, his treachery and malice."
[Written also paralepsis, paralepsy, paralipsis.]

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Par`a*lep"sis

(?), n. [NL.] See Paraleipsis.
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Par`al*ge"si*a

(?), n. [NL.; para- + Gr. 'a`lghsis sense of pain.] (Med.) Disordered sensibility to pain, including absence of sensibility to pain, excessive sensibility to pain, and abnormal painful results of stimuli. -- Par`al*ge"sic (#), a.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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