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paralysis

noun [C or U] uk   /pəˈræl.ə.sɪs/ (plural paralyses) us  
a condition in which you are unable to move all or part of your body because of illness or injury: Some nervous disorders can produce paralysis. a situation in which you are unable to take action: political paralysis
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