Definition of paralysis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    paralysis

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//pəˈræləsəs//
     
    (pl. paralyses
    NAmE//pəˈræləsiz//
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a loss of control of, and sometimes feeling in, part or most of the body, caused by disease or an injury to the nerves paralysis of both legs
  2. 2[uncountable] a total inability to move, act, function, etc. The strike caused total paralysis in the city.
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