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immobilize

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verb im·mo·bi·lize \i-ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of immobilize

  • : to keep (something or someone) from moving or working : to make (something or someone) immobile

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of immobilize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make immobile: as a :  to prevent freedom of movement or effective use of <the planes were immobilized by bad weather> b :  to reduce or eliminate motion of (the body or a part) by mechanical means or by strict bed rest c :  to withhold (money or capital) from circulation

immobilization

play \-ˌmō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

immobilizer

play \-ˈmō-bə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of immobilize in a sentence

  1. Doctors immobilized her wrist by putting it in a cast.

  2. I was immobilized by fear.



1871

First Known Use of immobilize

1871

Rhymes with immobilize

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IMMOBILIZE Defined for Kids

immobilize

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verb im·mo·bi·lize \im-ˈō-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of immobilize for Students

immobilized

immobilizing

  1. :  to keep from moving :  make immovable <The doctor immobilized her wrist.>




Medical Dictionary

immobilize

transitive verb im·mo·bi·lize

Medical Definition of immobilize

immobilized

also British

immobilised

;

immobilizing

also British

immobilising

  1. :  to make immobile; especially :  to fix (as a body part) so as to reduce or eliminate motion usually by means of a cast or splint, by strapping, or by strict bed rest <immobilizing a fractured bone by a cast and continuous traction> <immobilize an injury> <immobilize all patients with a suspected neck or spine injury>



Variants of immobilize

also British

immobilise

\im-ˈō-bə-ˌlīz\play

Law Dictionary

immobilize

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transitive verb im·mo·bi·lize \i-ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\

Legal Definition of immobilize

immobilized

immobilizing

  1. :  to make immobile; specifically :  to turn (movable property) into immovable property (as by incorporating it into a building)

immobilization

\i-ˌmō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ play noun




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