paralyse

US paralyze

/ (ˈpærəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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

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Derived forms of paralyse

paralysation or US paralyzation, nounparalyser or US paralyzer, noun

Word Origin for paralyse

C19: from French paralyser, from paralysie paralysis
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