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paralyse

verb [T] uk UK ( US paralyze)   /ˈpær.əl.aɪz/ us    /ˈper-/
to cause a person, animal, or part of the body to lose the ability to move or feel: The drug paralyses the nerves so that there is no feeling or movement in the legs. to cause a person, group, or organization to stop working or acting normally: A sudden snowstorm paralysed the city.
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