paralyse - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [often passive] 

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/ˈpærəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyparalyse
he/she/itparalyses
present participleparalysing
past tenseparalysed
past participleparalysed
  1. 1
    to make someone lose the ability to move their body or a part of it

    Their father was paralysed by a stroke.