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English definition of “paralysed”

paralysed

adjective UK (US paralyzed)     /ˈpærəlaɪzd/
UNABLE TO MOVE unable to move all or part of your body because of an injury or illness Handicap and the disabledDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
FRIGHTENED unable to move or speak because you are so frightened : to be paralysed with fear Afraid
(Definition of paralysed adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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