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mobilize

verb mo·bi·lize

Medical Definition of mobilize

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

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to put into movement or circulation :  make mobile; specifically :  to release (something stored in the body) for body use <the body mobilizes its antibodies>

  3. 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>

  4. 3:  to separate (an organ or part) from associated structures so as to make more accessible for operative procedures

  5. 4:  to develop to a state of acute activity <ego feeling and ego attitude…mobilize hostile feelings toward others—Abram Kardiner>

  6. intransitive verb

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

  8. mo·bi·liz·able also British mo·bi·lis·able \ˈmō-bə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\play adjective



Variants of mobilize

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


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