Definition of paralyzing in US English:

paralyzing

(British paralysing)

adjective

  • 1Causing a person or part of the body to become partly or wholly incapable of movement.

    ‘the snake's paralyzing venom’
    1. 1.1 Causing an inability to think or act normally, especially through panic or fear.
      ‘her paralyzing shyness’

Pronunciation

paralyzing

/ˈpɛrəˌlaɪzɪŋ//ˈperəˌlīziNG/