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mobilize

[moh-buh-lahyz] /ˈmoʊ bəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), mobilized, mobilizing.
1.
to assemble or marshal (armed forces, military reserves, or civilian persons of military age) into readiness for active service.
2.
to organize or adapt (industries, transportation facilities, etc.) for service to the government in time of war.
3.
to marshal, bring together, prepare (power, force, wealth, etc.) for action, especially of a vigorous nature:
to mobilize one's energy.
4.
to increase or bring to a full stage of development:
to mobilize one's anger.
verb (used without object), mobilized, mobilizing.
5.
to be or become assembled, organized, etc., as for war:
to mobilize for action.
Also, especially British, mobilise.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; back formation from mobilization. See mobile, -ization
Related forms
mobilizable, adjective
mobilization, noun
mobilizer, noun
countermobilization, noun
overmobilize, verb, overmobilized, overmobilizing.
remobilization, noun
remobilize, verb, remobilized, remobilizing.
unmobilized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mobilizable

mobilize

/ˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to prepare for war or other emergency by organizing (national resources, the armed services, etc)
2.
(transitive) to organize for a purpose; marshal
3.
(transitive) to put into motion, circulation, or use
Derived Forms
mobilizable, mobilisable, adjective
mobilization, mobilisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for mobilizable
mobilize
1838, from Fr. mobiliser, from mobile "movable" (see mobile). Military sense of "call up troops" first attested 1853. Related: Mobilized; mobilizing.
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mobilizable in Medicine

mobilize mo·bi·lize (mō'bə-līz')
v. mo·bi·lized, mo·bi·liz·ing, mo·bi·liz·es

  1. To make mobile or capable of movement.

  2. To restore the power of motion to a joint.

  3. To release into the body, as glycogen from the liver.


mo'bi·li·za'tion (-lĭ-zā'shən) n.
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