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paralyze

[ par-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藞p忙r 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), par路a路lyzed, par路a路lyz路ing.
to affect with paralysis.
to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act: The strike paralyzed communications.
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Also especially British, par路a路lyse .

Origin of paralyze

First recorded in 1795鈥1805; back formation from paralysis, modeled on analyze

synonym study for paralyze

2. See shock1.

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Medical definitions for paralyze

paralyze
[ p膬r蓹-l墨z鈥 ]

v.
To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
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