Medical Dictionary


verb mo·bi·lize
mo·bi·lized also British mo·bi·lisedmo·bi·liz·ing also British mo·bi·lis·ing

Medical Definition of MOBILIZE

transitive verb
:  to put into movement or circulation :  make mobile; specifically :  to release (something stored in the body) for body use <the body mobilizes its antibodies>
:  to assemble (as resources) and make ready for use <the sympathetic nervous system…mobilizes the bodily resources as a means of preparing for fight or flight—H. G. Armstrong>
:  to separate (an organ or part) from associated structures so as to make more accessible for operative procedures
:  to develop to a state of acute activity <ego feeling and ego attitude…mobilize hostile feelings toward others—Abram Kardiner>
intransitive verb
:  to undergo mobilization :  assemble and organize for action
mo·bi·liz·able also British mo·bi·lis·able \ˈmō-bə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Variants of MOBILIZE

mo·bi·lize also British mo·bi·lise \ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\


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