1 being unable to move your body or a part of it
ADJ. complete | partial | instant The snake's venom induces instant paralysis. | permanent | infantile
VERB + PARALYSIS be struck with | suffer from | cause, induce
PARALYSIS + VERB spread He had been crippled by a rare type of paralysis spreading from his ankle.
2 being unable to work in the normal way
ADJ. complete Strike leaders claimed ‘almost complete paralysis’ in the ports and mines. | emotional, political