Definition of immobilize
: 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
immobilizationplay \-ˌmō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
immobilizerplay \-ˈmō-bə-ˌlī-zər\ noun
Examples of immobilize in a sentence
Doctors immobilized her wrist by putting it in a cast.
I was immobilized by fear.
First Known Use of immobilize
IMMOBILIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immobilize for English Language Learners
: to keep (something or someone) from moving or working : to make (something or someone) immobile
IMMOBILIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of immobilize for Students
: to keep from moving : make immovable <The doctor immobilized her wrist.>
Medical Definition of immobilize
: 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>
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