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.