Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb paralyse

2 senses of paralyse

Sense 1
paralyze, paralyse -- (make powerless and unable to function; "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation")
       => inactivate, deactivate -- (make inactive; "they deactivated the file")

Sense 2
paralyze, paralyse -- (cause to be paralyzed and immobile; "The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her")
       => immobilize, immobilise -- (cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic")

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