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paralysed

adjective uk UK ( US paralyzed)   /ˈpær.əl.aɪzd/ us    /ˈper-/
unable to move or act: The accident left her paralysed from the waist down. The government seems paralysed by/with indecision. She was paralysed with fear.
Translations of “paralysed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 麻痺的,癱瘓的…
in Russian парализованный, застывший…
in Turkish felç olmuş, felç inmiş, inme inmiş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 麻痹的,瘫痪的…
in Polish sparaliżowany, porażony…
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