[par-uh-lahyz] /ˈpær əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), paralyzed, paralyzing.
to affect with .
to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act:
The strike paralyzed communications.
(pathol) to affect with paralysis
(med) to render (a part of the body) insensitive to pain, touch, etc, esp by injection of an anaesthetic
to make immobile; transfix
alternative (chiefly British) spelling of paralyze. For ending, see -ize. Related: Paralysed; paralysing.
1804, from French paralyser (16c.), from Old French paralisie “paralysis,” from Latin paralysis (see paralysis). Figurative use from 1805. Related: Paralyzed; paralyzing.
paralyze par·a·lyze (pār’ə-līz’)
v. par·a·lyzed, par·a·lyz·ing, par·a·lyz·es
To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
[par-uh-fer-neyl-yuh, -fuh-neyl-] /ˌpær ə fərˈneɪl yə, -fəˈneɪl-/ noun 1. (sometimes used with a singular verb) equipment, apparatus, or furnishing used in or necessary for a particular activity: a skier’s paraphernalia. 2. (used with a plural verb) personal belongings. 3. (used with a singular verb) Law. the personal articles, apart from dower, reserved by law to […]
paraphia pa·ra·phi·a (pə-rā’fē-ə) n. A disorder of the sense of touch. Also called parapsia.
/ˌpærəˌfɪˈməʊsɪs/ noun 1. inability to retract the penis into the prepuce as a result of narrowing of the prepuce paraphimosis par·a·phi·mo·sis (pār’ə-fī-mō’sĭs) n.
[par-uh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌpær əˈfɪl i ə/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a type of mental disorder characterized by a preference for or obsession with unusual sexual practices, as pedophilia, sadomasochism, or exhibitionism. /ˌpærəˈfɪlɪə/ noun 1. any abnormal sexual behaviour; sexual anomaly or deviation n. 1913, from German paraphilie (by 1903), apparently coined by Austrian ethnologist Friedrich Salomo Krauss […]