verb (used with object), par·a·lyzed, par·a·lyz·ing.
Origin of paralyze
Examples from the Web for paralyzed
He was paralyzed from the waist down, a World War II veteran and had six weeks to live.
This jibe comes after ads in which Davis attacked the paralyzed Abbot for not caring about other wheelchair-bound Texans.
Mark Zuckerberg is putting $25 million towards tackling an epidemic that has paralyzed the world.How Does Zuckerberg’s Ebola Pledge Measure Up To Other Bigwig Donations?|Nina Strochlic|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It certainly allays fears that the company is stagnating under Tim Cook, too paralyzed to make decisions without its founder.Bigger, Bolder, and Better Than Ever: Steve Jobs Would Be Proud of Today's Apple|Kyle Chayka|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a 1964 Esquire profile, the usually savage Helen Lawrenson said his personality had paralyzed her into wordlessness.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The previously very active animal was paralyzed and lay in whatever position it was placed.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The Administration appeared to be paralyzed under this new demonstration of the power and madness of the Seminoles.The Exiles of Florida|Joshua R. Giddings
It was the joke of the place that if a German chemist arrived, all business was paralyzed until his secret was seized.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
In Arctic lands labor is paralyzed by cold as it is by heat in the enervating and overproductive Tropics.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
The dazed man gulped it down to feel a following surge of warmth and life that pulsed through his paralyzed body.
Word Origin and History for paralyzed
1804, from French paralyser (16c.), from Old French paralisie "paralysis," from Latin paralysis (see paralysis). Figurative use from 1805. Related: Paralyzed; paralyzing.