See also: paralympic

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Blend of paraplegic +‎ Olympic; the Paralympic Games were originally organized for persons with paraplegia from spinal injuries, but are now participated in by sportspersons with all kinds of disabilities.[1]

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Paralympic (not comparable)

  1. (sports) Pertaining to the Paralympic Games.

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  1. ^ Paralympic, adj. and n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2019; Paralympic, adj.”, in Lexico,; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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