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Verb: paralyse  'per-u,lIz [N. Amer], 'pa-ru,lIz [Brit]
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: paralyze)
  1. Make powerless and unable to function
    "The bureaucracy paralyses the entire operation";
    - paralyze [N. Amer]
  2. Cause to be paralysed and immobile
    "The poison paralysed him"; "Fear paralysed her";
    - paralyze [N. Amer]

Derived forms: paralyses, paralysed, paralysing

Type of: deactivate, immobilise [Brit], immobilize, inactivate

Encyclopedia: Paralyse