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par·a·lyze

 (păr′ə-līz′)
tr.v. par·a·lyzed, par·a·lyz·ing, par·a·lyz·es
1. To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
2. To make unable to move or act: paralyzed by fear.
3. To impair the progress or functioning of; make inoperative or powerless: strict regulations that paralyze economic activity.

[French paralyser, from paralysie, paralysis, from Old French, from Latin paralysis; see paralysis.]

par′a·ly·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
par′a·lyz′er n.
par′a·lyz′ing·ly adv.

par•a•lyze

(ˈpær əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lyzed, -lyz•ing.
1. to affect with paralysis.
2. to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage or inability to act.
Also, esp. Brit.,par′a•lyse`.
[1795–1805; back formation from paralysis]
par`a•ly•za′tion, n.
par′a•lyz`er, n.

paralyze


Past participle: paralyzed
Gerund: paralyzing

Imperative
paralyze
paralyze
Present
I paralyze
you paralyze
he/she/it paralyzes
we paralyze
you paralyze
they paralyze
Preterite
I paralyzed
you paralyzed
he/she/it paralyzed
we paralyzed
you paralyzed
they paralyzed
Present Continuous
I am paralyzing
you are paralyzing
he/she/it is paralyzing
we are paralyzing
you are paralyzing
they are paralyzing
Present Perfect
I have paralyzed
you have paralyzed
he/she/it has paralyzed
we have paralyzed
you have paralyzed
they have paralyzed
Past Continuous
I was paralyzing
you were paralyzing
he/she/it was paralyzing
we were paralyzing
you were paralyzing
they were paralyzing
Past Perfect
I had paralyzed
you had paralyzed
he/she/it had paralyzed
we had paralyzed
you had paralyzed
they had paralyzed
Future
I will paralyze
you will paralyze
he/she/it will paralyze
we will paralyze
you will paralyze
they will paralyze
Future Perfect
I will have paralyzed
you will have paralyzed
he/she/it will have paralyzed
we will have paralyzed
you will have paralyzed
they will have paralyzed
Future Continuous
I will be paralyzing
you will be paralyzing
he/she/it will be paralyzing
we will be paralyzing
you will be paralyzing
they will be paralyzing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paralyzing
you have been paralyzing
he/she/it has been paralyzing
we have been paralyzing
you have been paralyzing
they have been paralyzing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paralyzing
you will have been paralyzing
he/she/it will have been paralyzing
we will have been paralyzing
you will have been paralyzing
they will have been paralyzing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paralyzing
you had been paralyzing
he/she/it had been paralyzing
we had been paralyzing
you had been paralyzing
they had been paralyzing
Conditional
I would paralyze
you would paralyze
he/she/it would paralyze
we would paralyze
you would paralyze
they would paralyze
Past Conditional
I would have paralyzed
you would have paralyzed
he/she/it would have paralyzed
we would have paralyzed
you would have paralyzed
they would have paralyzed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.paralyze - make powerless and unable to function; "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"
deactivate, inactivate - make inactive; "they deactivated the file"
2.paralyze - cause to be paralyzed and immobile; "The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her"
palsy - affect with palsy
immobilise, immobilize - cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"

paralyze

verb
1. To render powerless or motionless, as by inflicting severe injury:
Idiom: put out of action.
2. To render helpless, as by emotion:
Translations

paralyze

[ˈpærəlaɪz] paralyse (British) vt
(MEDICINE)paralyser
(fig) [+ person, organization, place] → paralyser
to be paralyzed by fear → être paralysé(e) par la peur
to be paralyzed by indecision → être paralysé(e) par l'indécision

paralyze

vt
(lit) person, legslähmen, paralysieren (spec)
(fig) industry, economylahmlegen; trafficzum Erliegen bringen, lahmlegen

paralyze

[ˈpærəˌlaɪz] vt (Med) (fig) → paralizzare
paralyzed with fear → paralizzato/a dalla paura
his leg is paralyzed → ha la gamba paralizzata

par·a·lyze

v. paralizar, inmovilizar.

paralyze

vt paralizar
References in classic literature ?
We might say (without in the least imputing crime to a personage of his eminent respectability) that there was enough of splendid rubbish in his life to cover up and paralyze a more active and subtile conscience than the Judge was ever troubled with.
Having taken this precaution, he advanced slowly up the apartment towards the Jew, upon whom he kept his eye fixed, as if he wished to paralyze him with his glance, as some animals are said to fascinate their prey.
The sight seemed to paralyze me, and the shovel turned in my hand and glanced from the face, merely making a deep gash above the forehead.