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Meaning of “paralysis” - Learner’s Dictionary

paralysis

noun [U]     /pəˈræləsɪs/
UNABLE TO MOVE being unable to move all or part of your body because of injury or illness: muscular paralysisHandicap and the disabledDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
NO ACTION not being able to take action: political paralysisAvoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
Translations of “paralysis”
in Arabic شَلَل…
in Korean 마비…
in Malaysian kelumpuhan…
in French paralysie…
in Turkish felç, inme, hareket edememe…
in Italian paralisi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 麻痺,癱瘓, 不知所措, (行動)癱瘓,停頓…
in Russian паралич, бессилие, беспомощность…
in Polish paraliż, porażenie…
in Vietnamese chứng liệt…
in Spanish parálisis…
in Portuguese paralisia…
in Thai อัมพาต…
in German die Lähmung…
in Catalan paràlisi…
in Japanese 麻痺状態…
in Indonesian kelumpuhan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 麻痹,瘫痪, 不知所措, (行动)瘫痪,停顿…
(Definition of paralysis from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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