Definition of paralysed in English:


(US paralyzed)


  • (of a person or part of the body) partly or wholly incapable of movement; disabled.

    ‘he became partially paralysed’
    • ‘He is paralyzed completely on his left side.’
    • ‘Paralyzed from the neck down in an auto accident in 1986, Lovejoy, a college basketball player, turned to swimming for rehab.’
    • ‘She became paralyzed eight years ago when she fell off a stool and broke her thigh.’
    • ‘At 5, Olivia was diagnosed with leukemia and endured an experimental medication that left her hands paralyzed.’
    • ‘Daryl will be paralyzed for the rest of his life.’
    • ‘She was a vibrant, active 11-year-old until she was hit by a car and paralyzed from the neck down.’
    • ‘The 50-year-old former jockey was paralyzed from the chest down during an accident on August 4, 1999 at Rockingham.’
    • ‘She's over 90 and has been partially paralyzed for over 10 years.’
    • ‘The child had brain cancer and was paralyzed after a faulty operation.’
    • ‘As we all know, my wife is paralyzed from the waist down.’
    • ‘In June, 1999, a stroke turned his active 78-year-old mother speechless and paralyzed.’
    • ‘Left paralyzed, she survived five months in Coppet, surrounded by a few remaining friends and her family.’
    • ‘Hawking uses his wheelchair as an appendage to his paralyzed body, a device for the physical expression of his personality.’
    • ‘Hannah was temporarily paralyzed on the right side.’
    • ‘By dawn he was in bad shape - paralyzed from his injuries.’
    • ‘His wounded right arm remained partially paralyzed for the rest of his life.’
    • ‘I have been paralyzed for a few months now.’
    • ‘Vertebrae can collapse, cause a hunch back, and nerves may be paralyzed.’
    • ‘But in 1993, still paralyzed from the waist down, he started working with a swimming coach.’
    • ‘He told her that he had been involved in an accident at work that had left him paralyzed from the waist down.’