paralyze: make powerless and unable to function; "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"
paralyze: cause to be paralyzed and immobile; "The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her"
Paralysis is the complete loss of muscle function for one or more muscles. Paralysis can be accompanied by a loss of feeling (sensory loss) in the affected area if there is sensory damage as well as motor.
To afflict with paralysis; To make unable to move; to immobilize; To make unable to function properly