In a 1964 Esquire profile, the usually savage Helen Lawrenson said his personality had paralyzed her into wordlessness.
I can tell you that I spent my first two years at Harvard paralyzed by fear and self-loathing.
As a result, a multi-billion-dollar industry of applications that permit people to share their cars has been paralyzed.
paralyze par·a·lyze (pār'ə-līz')
v. par·a·lyzed, par·a·lyz·ing, par·a·lyz·es
To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
Very drunk (1888+)