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paralysis

pa·ral·y·sis

paralysis

pronunciation:
p rae l sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: paralyses
definition 1: partial or complete loss of sensation or the ability to move in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nervous system.
definition 2: partial or complete stoppage of activity or functioning.
a paralysis of the nation's railroads
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The word paralysis contains the following parts:
lys, lyt, -lyze Greek root that means break down, disintegrate