Paralyses



[puh-ral-uh-sis] /pəˈræl ə sɪs/

noun, plural paralyses
[puh-ral-uh-seez] /pəˈræl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Pathology.

2.
a state of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act:
The strike caused a paralysis of all shipping.
[par-uh-lahyz] /ˈpær əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), paralyzed, paralyzing.
1.
to affect with .
2.
to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act:
The strike paralyzed communications.
/pəˈrælɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
(pathol)

2.
cessation or impairment of activity: paralysis of industry by strikes
v.

1804, from French paralyser (16c.), from Old French paralisie “paralysis,” from Latin paralysis (see paralysis). Figurative use from 1805. Related: Paralyzed; paralyzing.
n.

1520s, from Latin paralysis, from Greek paralysis “paralysis, palsy,” literally “loosening,” from paralyein “disable, enfeeble,” from para- “beside” (see para- (1)) + lyein “loosen, untie” (see lose).

Figurative use from 1813. Earlier form was paralysie (late 14c., see palsy). Old English equivalent was lyft adl (see left (adj.)) or crypelnes “crippleness.”

paralysis pa·ral·y·sis (pə-rāl’ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. pa·ral·y·ses (-sēz’)

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.
paralysis
(pə-rāl’ĭ-sĭs)
Loss or impairment of voluntary movement or sensation in a part of the body, usually as a result of neurologic injury or disease.
paralysis [(puh-ral-uh-sis)]

The loss of voluntary movement in a body part. Paralysis results from damage to the nerves that supply the affected part of the body.

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