Sell also: paralyze
• Verb: make powerless and unable to function; example: "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"
• Verb: cause to be paralyzed and immobile; examples: "The poison paralyzed him", "Fear paralyzed her"
It must be admitted that there are some parts of the soul which we must entirely paralyse before we can live happily in this world.
There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.