paralyze definition by Webster's New World
paralyze definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb par·a·lyzed, par·a·lyz·ing, par·a·lyz·es
- To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
- To make unable to move or act: paralyzed by fear.
- To impair the progress or functioning of; make inoperative or powerless: strict regulations that paralyze economic activity.
Origin: French paralyser, from paralysie, paralysis, from Old French, from Latin paralysis; see paralysis.
- parˌa·ly·zaˈtion noun
- parˈa·lyzˌer noun
- parˈa·lyzˌing·ly adverb
paralyze - Medical Definition
To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.