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pəˈræl ə sɪs; -ˌsizpara·ly·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paralysis, palsynoun

    loss of the ability to move a body part

Wiktionary

  1. paralysisnoun

    The complete loss of voluntary control of part of person's body, such as one or more limbs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paralysisnoun

    abolition of function, whether complete or partial; esp., the loss of the power of voluntary motion, with or without that of sensation, in any part of the body; palsy. See Hemiplegia, and Paraplegia. Also used figuratively

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. para`lysis, fr. paraly`ein to loosen, dissolve, or disable at the side; para` beside + ly`ein to loosen. See Para-, and Loose, and cf. Palsy.]

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  1. Paralysis

    Paralysis is loss of muscle function for one or more muscles. Paralysis can be accompanied by a loss of feeling in the affected area if there is sensory damage as well as motor. A study conducted by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, suggests that about 1 in 50 people have been diagnosed with paralysis. The word comes from the Greek παράλυσις, "disabling of the nerves", itself from παρά, "beside, by" + λύσις, "loosing" and that from λύω, "to loose".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Paralysis

    A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paralysis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paralysis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of paralysis in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or cynicism, fear can feed our most selfish impulses and erode the bonds of community.

  2. in Berlin:

    It's one of the first thing they should have checked in Omsk. There are a number of symptoms that accompany this poisoning including various types of muscle paralysis, contraction of the pupil in the eye, blood tests, and so on.

  3. Mark Schneider:

    They allowed partisan and personal issues to carry the country over the cliff where the executive is ruling by decree and there is the greatest likelihood of political paralysis and street violence. These issues should have been resolved two years ago and they have been allowed to fester and now we are about to see the explosion.

  4. Alejandro Ordonez:

    This announcement means the paralysis of the armed forces against the FARC while that group continues impacting the civilian population with a range of crimes, it's evident the government has decided to accept the FARC's imposition of a bilateral ceasefire before the signing of an agreement for the end of the conflict.

  5. Narendra Pratap Singh:

    This is how the Modi government is tackling price rise - by lifting (the) ban on a pulse that's medically proven to cause paralysis.

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