verlamming

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From verlammen (to paralyze) +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vərˈlɑmɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: ver‧lam‧ming

Noun[edit]

verlamming f (plural verlammingen, diminutive verlamminkje n)

  1. paralysis, loss of (muscle) control, involuntary immobilization (both literally and figuratively)
    De verlamming van de voorzitter, in een rolstoel, leidde niet tot een verlamming van de commissie
    The laming of the chairman, in a wheelchair, didn’t produce a paralysis of the commission

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