immobilisation

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immobilize or immobilise (ɪˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become immobile: to immobilize a car
2.  finance
 a.  to remove (specie) from circulation and hold it as a reserve
 b.  to convert (circulating capital) into fixed capital
 
immobilise or immobilise
 
vb
 
immobili'zation or immobilise
 
n
 
immobili'sation or immobilise
 
n
 
im'mobilizer or immobilise
 
n
 
im'mobiliser or immobilise
 
n

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immobilisation

noun
1. fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing; "immobilization of the injured knee was necessary" [syn: immobilization
2. the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement; "the storm caused complete immobilization of the rescue team" [syn: immobilization
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