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To be, or cause to be, immobilized and not able to move
“The name is apt, for the medusa's tentacles paralyze its prey most effectively.”
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To be, or cause to be, ineffective or immobilized
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“They aim to paralyze our systems by accessing and scrambling them.”
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To divest or deprive of confidence or courage
“Fear would paralyze him, and he would try to flee, but his feet felt like they were made of cement.”
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To decrease in feeling or strength
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To be detrimental to
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To neutralize or subdue (an effect or quality)
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To frighten greatly
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To stagnate or prevent from further development
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To astonish or shock (someone) so that they are temporarily unable to react
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To make ineligible, as for entry to an examination
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