What does paralyze mean?
Definitions for paralyze
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word paralyze.
make powerless and unable to function
"The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"
cause to be paralyzed and immobile
"The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her"
To afflict with paralysis.
To render unable to move; to immobilize.
To render unable to function properly.
The transport strike paralyzed the city.
Etymology: North American spelling of paralyse.
Paralysis (also known as plegia) is a loss of motor function in one or more muscles. Paralysis can also be accompanied by a loss of feeling (sensory loss) in the affected area if there is sensory damage. In the United States, roughly 1 in 50 people have been diagnosed with some form of permanent or transient paralysis. The word "paralysis" derives from the Greek παράλυσις, meaning "disabling of the nerves" from παρά (para) meaning "beside, by" and λύσις (lysis) meaning "making loose". A paralysis accompanied by involuntary tremors is usually called "palsy".
to affect or strike with paralysis or palsy
fig.: To unnerve; to destroy or impair the energy of; to render ineffective; as, the occurrence paralyzed the community; despondency paralyzed his efforts
Etymology: [F. paralyser. See Paralysis.]
Paralyze vs. Paralyse -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Paralyze and Paralyse.
The numerical value of paralyze in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of paralyze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of paralyze in a Sentence
Outbreaks can completely paralyze countries.
We will paralyze the whole city and the whole country.
Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.
They first paralyze the region of the virus outbreak, then they gradually spread domestically, undermining internal trade, consumption, production and the movement of The People. If the virus is still not contained, the process spreads further, including regionally and internationally by disrupting trade, supply chains and travel.
The Democrats are going to rue the day. If they go forward with this, they are going to rue the day because the nuclear winter that will ensue in the Senate if they move forward with this is, it's just going to be, it will completely paralyze the Senate.
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- paralitzarCatalan, Valencian
- lähmen, paralysierenGerman
- pararaiha, mae, pararūtikiMāori
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