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pa·ral·y·sis

paralysis

 
pronunciation:
p rae l sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: paralyses
definition: a loss of feeling in or the ability to move a body part. Paralysis is caused by injury or disease of the nervous system.
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The word paralysis contains the following parts:
para- Greek prefix that means beside, alongside
lys, lyt, -lyze Greek root that means break down, disintegrate