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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pa·ral·y·sis /pəˈræləsəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pa·ral·y·sis /pəˈræləsəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·ral·y·sis n.  Med. 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; as, paralysis of the will. “Utter paralysis of memory.”
    Mischievous practices arising out of the paralysis of the powers of ownership.   --Duke of Argyll (1887).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : loss of the ability to move a body part [syn: palsy]
      [also: paralyses (pl)]