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verb mo·bi·lize

Medical Definition of mobilize

mobilized also British mobilised; mobilizing also British mobilising

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to put into movement or circulation :  make mobile; specifically :  to release (something stored in the body) for body use <the body mobilizes its antibodies>

  4. 2:  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>

  5. 3:  to separate (an organ or part) from associated structures so as to make more accessible for operative procedures

  6. 4:  to develop to a state of acute activity <ego feeling and ego attitude…mobilize hostile feelings toward others—Abram Kardiner>

  7. intransitive verb

  8. :  to undergo mobilization :  assemble and organize for action

mobilizable also British mobilisable \ˈmō-bə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\play adjective

Variants of mobilize

also British mobilise \ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\play

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a division or portion of a pool or whole

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