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Meaning of PARALYZE

Pronunciation:  'parulIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to be paralyzed and immobile; "The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her"
  2. [v]  make powerless and unable to function; "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"

PARALYZE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: paralyse
 See Also: deactivate, immobilise, immobilize, inactivate, palsy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par"a*lyze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paralyzed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Paralyzing}.] [F. paralyser. See {Paralysis}.]
1. To affect or strike with paralysis or palsy.

2. Fig.: To unnerve; to destroy or impair the energy of; to
   render ineffective; as, the occurrence paralyzed the
   community; despondency paralyzed his efforts.

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