Definition of Paralysis in English :

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Meaning of Paralysis in English

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1. palsy, paralysis

loss of the ability to move a body part

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noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. pathology
impairment or loss of voluntary muscle function or of sensation (sensory paralysis) in a part or area of the body, usually caused by a lesion or disorder of the muscles or the nerves supplying them
a disease characterized by such impairment or loss; palsy
cessation or impairment of activity
paralysis of industry by strikes

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nounWord forms: plural paˈralyˌses (pəˈræləˌsiz ; pəralˈəsēzˌ)
partial or complete loss, or temporary interruption, of a function, esp. of voluntary motion or of sensation in some part or all of the body
any condition of helpless inactivity or of inability to act

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n. pl. pa·ral·y·ses (-sēz)
a. Loss or impairment of the ability to move a body part, usually as a result of damage to its nerve supply.
b. Loss of sensation over a region of the body.
2. Inability to move or function; total stoppage or severe impairment of activity: fear that led to national paralysis.

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