Paralyze



[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.
v.

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.

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