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English Dictionary: paralyze by the DICT Development Group
2 results for paralyze
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
paralyze
v
  1. make powerless and unable to function; "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"
    Synonym(s): paralyze, paralyse
  2. cause to be paralyzed and immobile; "The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her"
    Synonym(s): paralyze, paralyse
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Paralyze \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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