What does paralyse mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paralyze, paralyseverb

    make powerless and unable to function

    "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"

  2. paralyze, paralyseverb

    cause to be paralyzed and immobile

    "The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her"


  1. paralyseverb

    To afflict with paralysis.

  2. paralyseverb

    To make unable to move; to immobilize.

  3. paralyseverb

    To make unable to function properly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paralyseverb

    same as Paralyze

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paralyse

    par′a-līz, v.t. to strike with paralysis or palsy: to make useless: to deaden the action of: to exhaust.—n. Paral′ysis, a loss of the power of motion, sensation, or function in any part of the body: palsy: loss of energy: state of being crippled.—adj. Paralyt′ic, of or pertaining to paralysis: afflicted with or inclined to paralysis.—n. one who is affected with paralysis.—General paralysis, dementia paralytica. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. paralyein, paralyseinpara, beside, lyein, loosen.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paralyse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paralyse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of paralyse in a Sentence

  1. Security John Lee:

    The people involved are suspected of making use of what they call a ‘35+’ plan ... to somehow paralyse the Hong Kong government.

  2. Thomas Andrews:

    The generals are now attempting to paralyse the citizen movement of resistance - and keep the outside world in the dark - by cutting virtually all internet access, we must all stand with the people of Myanmar in their hour of danger and need. They deserve nothing less.

Images & Illustrations of paralyse

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