Definition of Immobilize

1. Verb. Hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital.

Exact synonyms: Immobilise
Generic synonyms: Keep Back, Withhold



2. Verb. To hold fast or prevent from moving. "The fighter managed to immobilize his opponent"; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
Exact synonyms: Immobilise, Pin, Trap
Derivative terms: Immobilisation, Immobile, Immobilization, Immobilizing

3. Verb. Make defenseless. "The fighter managed to immobilize his opponent"
Exact synonyms: Immobilise
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish

4. Verb. Convert (assets) into fixed capital.
Exact synonyms: Immobilise
Generic synonyms: Convert

5. Verb. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets). "They immobilize the money "; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
Exact synonyms: Block, Freeze, Immobilise
Generic synonyms: Keep Back, Withhold
Antonyms: Unblock, Unfreeze
Derivative terms: Freeze

6. Verb. Cause to be unable to move. "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"
Exact synonyms: Immobilise
Generic synonyms: Curb, Curtail, Cut Back, Restrict
Specialized synonyms: Paralyse, Paralyze, Stun, Stupefy
Derivative terms: Immobilisation, Immobile, Immobilization, Immobilizing

Definition of Immobilize

1. v. t. To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened bandages.

Definition of Immobilize

1. Verb. To render motionless; to stop moving or stop from moving. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Immobilize

1. [v -LIZED, -LIZING, -LIZES]

Medical Definition of Immobilize

1. To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened bandages. Origin: Pref. Im- in + mobilize; cf. F. Immobiliser. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immobilize

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immobilised
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immobilised cell biosensor
immobilised enzyme
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immobilising
immobilism
immobilisms
immobilities
immobility
immobilization
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immobilize (current term)
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immobilizing antibody
immobilon
immoble
immoderacies
immoderacy
immoderancy
immoderate
immoderately
immoderateness

Literary usage of Immobilize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"... TO immobilize BOTH KIDNEY AND BOWEL. By HW LONGYEAR, MD, Professor of Gynecology and Abdominal Surgery in the Detroit Post-graduate Medical School. ..."

2. Transactions of the Colorado State Medical Society by Colorado State Medical Society (1895)
"bilize the hip joint, one must immobilize the area covered by the muscles which give motion to the hip-joint. In other words, some of the muscles ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1888)
"To immobilize the ankle, and the muscles that give motion at that articulation, it is necessary to immobilize the knee ; and to immobilize the knee, ..."

4. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnolo (1992)
"The anesthetic is usually dispensed from a squeeze bottle in sufficient quantity to immobilize or partially immobilize specimens on the first application. ..."

5. Marine Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Fire Safety: A Comprehensive (1994)
"immobilize dislocated joints, but do not attempt to reduce or straighten any ... Any material or appliance that can be used to immobilize a fracture or ..."

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