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

Derived forms: paralyzed, paralyzes, paralyzing

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

Encyclopedia: Paralyze