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What is another word for paralyse?

See also: paralyze (US)

To cause to be partly or wholly incapable of movement, typically through injury or debilitation
“Suppose you can give him a pill that will enhance his temperament but paralyse his legs.”
To be, or to make, immobile or unable to move
“The stupendousness of this request seemed to paralyse him for a moment.”
To disable or bring something to a halt
“In these wild places, which can scarcely be said to be populated at all, a snowstorm does not block the King's highways or paralyse traffic.”
To be immobilized through fear or shock
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“Shrugging off the memories that could still paralyse her with fear if she let them, she whirled into action.”
To deactivate or neutralize the functioning of something
“The effect of this medicine is to paralyse and deactivate the nervous system of certain types of worms.”
To astonish or shock (someone) so that they are temporarily unable to react
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To be detrimental to
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To neutralize or subdue (an effect or quality)
To stagnate or prevent from further development
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