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paralyze

par·a·lyze

paralyze

 
 
pronunciation:
pae r laIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: paralyzed, paralyzes, paralyzing
definition 1: to take away the ability to move or feel in a part or parts of the body.
The disease paralyzed his arms.
 
similar words:
cripple, disable, injure, numb
definition 2: to cause to be helpless or unable to move.
The shock of her husband's death paralyzed her.The airline strike will paralyze travellers.
synonyms:
disable
similar words:
cripple, halt
derivations: paralyzingly (adv.), paralyzation (n.), paralyzer (n.)
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