What does paralyze mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paralyze, paralyse(verb)

    make powerless and unable to function

    "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"

  2. paralyze, paralyse(verb)

    cause to be paralyzed and immobile

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


  1. paralyze(Verb)

    To afflict with paralysis.

    Etymology: North American spelling of paralyse.

  2. paralyze(Verb)

    To render unable to move; to immobilize.

    Etymology: North American spelling of paralyse.

  3. paralyze(Verb)

    To render unable to function properly.

    The transport strike paralyzed the city.

    Etymology: North American spelling of paralyse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paralyze(verb)

    to affect or strike with paralysis or palsy

    Etymology: [F. paralyser. See Paralysis.]

  2. Paralyze(verb)

    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.]

How to pronounce paralyze?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say paralyze in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paralyze in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paralyze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of paralyze in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Matthias Mueller:

    We will not allow the crisis to paralyze us, although the current situation is serious, this company will not be broken by it.

  2. Jimmy Whitworth:

    Outbreaks can completely paralyze countries.

  3. Sargis Babayan:

    We will paralyze the whole city and the whole country.

  4. Trita Parsi:

    This will create massive problems for Iran, but I don't think it will paralyze them, i don't think the end effect will be anywhere near the pressure Trump is talking about.

  5. Mohamed El-Erian:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of paralyze

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