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immobilize

transitive verb im·mo·bi·lize

Medical Definition of immobilize

im·mo·bi·lized also British im·mo·bi·lisedim·mo·bi·liz·ing also British im·mo·bi·lis·ing

  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 im·mo·bi·lise \im-ˈō-bə-ˌlīz\play


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