Translation of paralysis in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pəˈræləsəs; pəˈræləsɪs/

n (plural -ses /-siːz/)

  • 1.1 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable [Medicine/Medicina] parálisis (feminine) creeping paralysis parálisis progresiva
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    • 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.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (inactivity, powerlessness) paralización (feminine) the strike has led to a complete paralysis of the steel industry la huelga ha llevado a una total paralización de la industria siderúrgica
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    • 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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