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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.


(lit) a paralyzing injury/diseaseeine Verletzung/Krankheit, die Lähmungen verursacht
(fig) fear, jealousy, shynesslähmend


adj paralizante
References in classic literature ?
That Sir Henry should have been exposed to this is, I must confess, a reproach to my management of the case, but we had no means of foreseeing the terrible and paralyzing spectacle which the beast presented, nor could we predict the fog which enabled him to burst upon us at such short notice.
Luckett is a young, newly injured veteran who is uncertain after sustaining a paralyzing injury following his military service.
Ann Harrison, Middle East and North Africa deputy director at Amnesty, said paralyzing a person as punishment for a crime would be torture.
During a two-day interview in March, Currie said Saldivar told him he used lethal injections of a muscle paralyzing agent to kill patients as well as suffocating those on ventilators by decreasing oxygen.