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verb [transitive] [often passive] paralyse pronunciation in British English /ˈpærəlaɪz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyparalyse
he/she/itparalyses
present participleparalysing
past tenseparalysed
past participleparalysed
  1. 3
    to make something unable to operate normally

    A railway strike would have paralysed the country.

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