Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis.
- Complete or partial muscle paralysis, often accompanied by loss of sensation and uncontrollable body movements or tremors.
- A weakening or debilitating influence.
- An enfeebled condition or debilitated state thought to result from such an influence.
- A fit of strong emotion marked by the inability to act: "Flaherty dithered in a little palsy of indignation” ( Anthony Burgess).
- To paralyze.
- To deprive of strength.
- To make helpless, as with fear.