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pa•ral•y•sis



Pronunciation: (pu-ral'u-sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz"). [key]

1. Pathol.
a. a loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord.
b. a disease characterized by this, esp. palsy.
2. a state of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act: The strike caused a paralysis of all shipping.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

paralogizeparalytic
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