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par‧a‧lyse British English ; paralyze American English [transitive]
if something paralyses you, it makes you lose the ability to move part or all of your body, or to feel it:
Her legs were partly paralysed in the crash.
to make something unable to operate normally:
Fear of unemployment is paralysing the economy.
Motor traffic was paralysed in much of the city.