Meaning of paralyze

par•a•lyze

Pronunciation: (par'u-līz"), [key]
— -lyzed, -lyz•ing.
  1. to affect with paralysis.
  2. to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act: The strike paralyzed communications.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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