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What is another word for paralyzing?

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Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to divest or deprive of confidence or courage
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“Fear would paralyze him, and he would try to flee, but his feet felt like they were made of cement.”
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Present participle for to cause to be ineffective or deactivated
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Present participle for to deprive of physical sensation or feeling
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
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Present participle for to neutralize or subdue (an effect or quality)
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Present participle for to frighten greatly
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Present participle for to hold one's attention (with something fascinating)
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Present participle for to stagnate or prevent from further development
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Present participle for to astonish or shock (someone) so that they are temporarily unable to react
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Present participle for to make ineligible, as for entry to an examination
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Present participle for to remove the fuse from (a bomb), making it safe
Adjective
Depriving one of feeling or responsiveness
Adjective
Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
Adjective
Having or producing a sudden and intense piercing sensation
Noun
The reduction or the abolition of the military forces and armaments of a nation, and of its capability to wage war
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