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Synonyms of paralyse in English:


  • 1 both of his legs were temporarily paralysed
    disable, immobilize, render/make powerless, incapacitate, debilitate, numb, deaden, benumb, dull
    rare obtund, torpefy
  • 2 Maisie seemed to have been paralysed by the sight of him
    immobilize, transfix, become rooted to the spot, freeze, stun, render motionless, become horror-struck/horror-stricken, petrify
    rare gorgonize
  • 3 the regional capital was paralysed by a general strike
    bring to a standstill, immobilize, bring to a (grinding) halt, halt, stop, freeze, cripple, disable, put out of action/commission, render inoperative, deactivate
    rare disenable
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