paralyze


paralyze
01. Rick Hansen became [paralyzed] from the waist down after breaking his back in a car accident.
02. The child was [paralyzed] with fear when he saw the big dog.
03. Traffic was [paralyzed] for hours during the visit by the Queen.
04. The disease left her with a [paralyzed] right arm, so she learned to write with her left hand.
05. Gordon's father is [paralyzed] on one side of his body as a result of a severe stroke.
06. Wayne was completely [paralyzed] from the neck down as a result of breaking his neck when he dove into the lake, and hit his head on a log.
07. The government has been [paralyzed] by indecision for weeks.
08. The strike by teachers has completely [paralyzed] the school system.
09. Scientists hope that one day cloning will be able to reverse [paralysis] by regrowing damaged cells in the spinal cord.
10. He is confined to a wheelchair because his legs are [paralyzed].
11. Symptoms of a stroke may include any weakness or [paralysis] in the face, arm, or leg.
12. Polio is a viral disease that can lead to [paralysis].
13. The deer was [paralyzed] in the glare of the car's headlights.
14. As much as 6 percent of the world's population may experience sleep [paralysis], the inability to move and speak for several minutes after awakening.
15. Someone once said that self-pity [paralyzes] your abilities, and puts off your achievements, prohibits excellence, and prevents expansion.
16. Franklin Roosevelt once said that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which [paralyzes] needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
17. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that hatred [paralyzes] life, whereas love releases it.
18. Michael Brown once noted that the Human Spirit can never be [paralyzed]. If you are breathing, you can dream.
19. Spiders generally use their sting to [paralyze] their prey before eating it.

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  • Paralyze — Par a*lyze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paralyzed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paralyzing}.] [F. paralyser. See {Paralysis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To affect or strike with paralysis or palsy. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To unnerve; to destroy or impair the energy of; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paralyze — index debar, disable, disarm (divest of arms), fetter, impair, impede, inhibit, prevent, stall …   Law dictionary

  • paralyze — (v.) 1804, from Fr. paralyser (16c.), from O.Fr. paralisie paralysis, from L. paralysis (see PARALYSIS (Cf. paralysis)). Figurative use from 1805. Related: Paralyzed; paralyzing …   Etymology dictionary

  • paralyze — *daze, stun, bemuse, stupefy, benumb, petrify Analogous words: *dismay, daunt, appall, horrify: disable, cripple, *weaken, enfeeble: astound, flabbergast (see SURPRISE): dumbfound, confound, nonplus (see PUZZLE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • paralyze — [v] immobilize anesthetize, appall, arrest, astound, bemuse, benumb, bring to grinding halt*, close, daunt, daze, deaden, debilitate, demolish, destroy, disable, disarm, enfeeble, freeze, halt, incapacitate, knock out, lame, make inert, make… …   New thesaurus

  • paralyze — [par′ə līz΄] vt. paralyzed, paralyzing [Fr paralyser, back form. < paralysie < L paralysis] 1. to cause paralysis in; make paralytic 2. to bring into a condition of helpless inactivity; make ineffective or powerless paralyzation n.… …   English World dictionary

  • paralyze — verb 1. make powerless and unable to function (Freq. 1) The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation • Syn: ↑paralyse • Hypernyms: ↑inactivate, ↑deactivate • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • paralyze — transitive verb ( lyzed; lyzing) Etymology: French paralyser, back formation from paralysie paralysis, from Latin paralysis Date: 1804 1. to affect with paralysis 2. to make powerless or ineffective 3. unnerve 4. stun, stupefy 5. to bri …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paralyze — paralyzant, adj., n. paralyzation, n. paralyzer, n. paralyzingly, adv. /par euh luyz /, v.t., paralyzed, paralyzing. 1. to affect with paralysis. 2. to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act: The strike… …   Universalium

  • paralyze — verb a) To afflict with paralysis. The transport strike paralyzed the city. b) To render unable to move; to immobilize …   Wiktionary