"paralyses" in the noun sense
1. paralysis, palsy
loss of the ability to move a body part
"paralyses" in the verb sense
1. paralyze, paralyse
make powerless and unable to function
"The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"
2. paralyze, paralyse
cause to be paralyzed and immobile
"The poison paralyzed him"
"Fear paralyzed her"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License