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Definition of Paralysis


  1. Abolition of function, whether complete or partial; esp., the loss of the power of voluntary motion, with or without that of sensation, in any part of the body; palsy. See Hemiplegia, and Paraplegia. Also used figuratively.

Paralysis Quotations

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
Edward Albert

I am optimistic. But I also know that, with time, I'm beginning to fight issues of aging as well as long-term paralysis.
Christopher Reeve

There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'
Arthur Ashe

All the scientists who are working on solving the problem of curing paralysis say that it won't do you any good if you don't keep your body in shape.
Christopher Reeve

Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning.
Joyce Carol Oates
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Paralysis Translations

paralysis in Dutch is verlamming
paralysis in French is paralysie
paralysis in Italian is paralisi
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