paralyze

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Etymology[edit]

North American spelling of paralyse.

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paralyze (third-person singular simple present paralyzes, present participle paralyzing, simple past and past participle paralyzed)

  1. (transitive) To afflict with paralysis.
  2. (transitive) To render unable to move; to immobilize.
  3. (transitive) To render unable to function properly.
    The transport strike paralyzed the city.

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