immobilise

immobilize

[ih-moh-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), immobilized, immobilizing.
1.
to make immobile or immovable; fix in place.
2.
to prevent the use, activity, or movement of: The hurricane immobilized the airlines.
3.
to deprive of the capacity for mobilization: The troops were immobilized by the enemy.
4.
Medicine/Medical. to prevent, restrict, or reduce normal movement in (the body, a limb, or a joint), as by a splint, cast, or prescribed bed rest.
5.
to render (an opponent's strategy) ineffective; stymie.
6.
Finance.
a.
to establish a monetary reserve by withdrawing (specie) from circulation.
b.
to create fixed capital in place of (circulating capital).
Also, especially British, immobilise.


Origin:
1870–75; immobile + -ize; see mobilize and compare French immobiliser

immobilization, noun
immobilizer, noun
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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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immobilize im·mo·bi·lize (ĭ-mō'bə-līz')
v. im·mo·bi·lized, im·mo·bi·liz·ing, im·mo·bi·liz·es

  1. To render immobile.

  2. To fix the position of a joint or fractured limb, as with a splint or cast.


im·mo'bi·li·za'tion (-lĭ-zā'shən) n.
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