Paralyze Par"a*lyze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paralyzed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paralyzing}.] [F. paralyser. See {Paralysis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To affect or strike with paralysis or palsy. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To unnerve; to destroy or impair the energy of; to render ineffective; as, the occurrence paralyzed the community; despondency paralyzed his efforts. [1913 Webster]

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