paralyzed


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.paralyzed - affected with paralysis
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
Translations
ochrnutý
lammet
halvautunut
paraliziran
麻痺した
마비된
paralyserad
เคลื่อนไหวไม่ได้
liệt

paralyzed

[ˈpærəlaɪzd] paralysed (British) adj
(MEDICINE)paralysé(e)
(fig) (= immobilized) → paralysé(e)
paralyzed with fear → paralysé par la peur

paralyzed

adj
(lit) person, legsgelähmt; he was left partially paralyzeder behielt teilweise Lähmungen zurück; to be paralyzed in both legsin beiden Beinen gelähmt sein; paralyzed from the neck/waist downvom Hals/von der Hüfte abwärts gelähmt
(fig) to be paralyzed with fear/shock/frightvor Angst/Schock/Schreck (wie) gelähmt sein; to be paralyzed by guiltvon Schuldgefühlen gepeinigt werden

paralyzed

مَشْلُولً ochrnutý lammet gelähmt παράλυτος paralizado halvautunut paralysé paraliziran paralizzato 麻痺した 마비된 verlamd paralysert sparaliżowany paralisado парализованный paralyserad เคลื่อนไหวไม่ได้ felçli liệt 瘫痪的
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly it became as midnight; the noises of the jungle ceased; the trees stood motionless as though in paralyzed expectancy of some great and imminent disaster.
In constant danger from falling trunks and branches and paralyzed by the vivid flashing of lightning and the bellowing of thunder they crouched in pitiful misery until the storm passed.
They entered upon the turf, and, impelled by a force that seemed to overrule their will, suddenly stood still, turned, and waited in paralyzed suspense beside the stone.
The great creature halted in its tracks, and lurched awkwardly forward upon its face, paralyzed.
For another hundred yards she dragged her weary way, her brain half paralyzed from dumb terror and suffering, and then there came to her the memory of a little babe that suckled at her breast, and of a slim boy who romped, laughing, about her, and they were both Tibo--her Tibo!
The second stroke of the blade pierced far into the beast's spine, and with a last convulsive sweep of the fore-paws, in a vain attempt to reach his tormentor, Numa sprawled upon the ground, paralyzed and dying.
So he flew down and got that acorn, and fetched it up and dropped it in, and was just tilting his head back, with the heavenliest smile on his face, when all of a sudden he was paralyzed into a listening attitude and that smile faded gradually out of his countenance like breath off'n a razor, and the queerest look of surprise took its place.
But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.
To be held paralyzed, with one's back toward some horrible and unknown danger from the very sound of which the ferocious Apache warriors turn in wild stampede, as a flock of sheep would madly flee from a pack of wolves, seems to me the last word in fearsome predicaments for a man who had ever been used to fighting for his life with all the energy of a powerful physique.
His ingenuity, paralyzed by his fears, was unable to invent anything new.
Knowing what I wanted to say to my mother, my faculties seemed to be paralyzed when I tried to say it.
Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award from Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).