Definition of immobilize
- the planes were immobilized by bad weather
Doctors immobilized her wrist by putting it in a cast.
I was immobilized by fear.
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: to keep (something or someone) from moving or working : to make (something or someone) immobile
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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