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paralyzed

adjective

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1 affected with paralysis
  • special ramps for paralyzed people in wheelchairs

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2 unable to act or achieve one's purpose
  • a seemingly paralyzed mayor sat by as the city's crime rate soared

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paralyzed

verb
past tense of paralyze

Synonyms & Antonyms of paralyzed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
  • a blizzard paralyzed the city for two days

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2 to deprive of courage or confidence
  • the school board is paralyzed by the threat of lawsuits for just about everything

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“Paralyzed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paralyzed. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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