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American English: /pəˈræləsəs/
British English: /pəˈralɪsɪs/

Translation of paralysis in Spanish:

noun plural paralysesPronunciation: /-siːz/

  • 1 uncountable and countable (Medicine)
    Example sentences
    • Traditional stroke symptoms were defined as loss of balance and paralysis of at least one part of the body.
    • The effect of facial paralysis with loss of muscle and skin tone in the elderly patient leads to laxity or ectropion of the lower lid.
    • Specialist equipment such as splints, callipers and braces can help with paralysis and contractures.
  • 2 uncountable (inactivity, powerlessness) the strike has led to a complete paralysis of the steel industry
    la huelga ha llevado a una total paralización de la industria siderúrgica
    Example sentences
    • Downing Street, if not quite yet gripped by paralysis, is at least on edge waiting for malevolent treachery to strike again.
    • Finally he yanked himself out of the paralysis that gripped him and pulled the blinds tightly shut.
    • I can only suggest that the paralysis that has gripped this country in recent years is causing us huge angst.
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