verb (used with object), im·mo·bi·lized, im·mo·bi·liz·ing.
- to establish a monetary reserve by withdrawing (specie) from circulation.
- to create fixed capital in place of (circulating capital).
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OTHER WORDS FROM immobilizeim·mo·bi·li·za·tion, nounim·mo·bi·liz·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for immobilize
For that reason, the spacecraft was loaded with navigation software to guide it to a safe spot in an area that features 200-foot cliffs, gullies, boulders and sand-filled craters that could potentially immobilize it.NASA rover Perseverance lands on Mars in mission to search for past life|Joel Achenbach, Sarah Kaplan, Ben Guarino|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
Creatine, an amino acid, may help prevent muscle loss, especially while a limb is immobilized.
Even with the hippo immobilized, it was surprisingly difficult to locate his, ahem, parts.Invasion of the hippos: Colombia is running out of time to tackle Pablo Escobar’s wildest legacy|Sarah Kaplan|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Broken and immobilized in the pool below Howick Falls, Corliss said, he’d lain perfectly awake as freshwater crabs dug into his torn flesh.
Whatever one calls it, all of this uncertainty can immobilize young people when they feel they can do nothing to fix it.Generation Z is ‘traumatized’ by climate change—and they’re the key to fighting it|matthewheimer|August 19, 2020|Fortune
There was no immobilization of women in the early Islamic era.Saudi Olympic Athletes Test Kingdom's Dedication To Gender Apartheid|Qanta Ahmed|August 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Immobilization of the broken parts of the bone is the object sought.
In cases of strains of tendons, during the acute stage, immobilization of the affected parts is in order.
In fractures of the shaft of the humerus, then, it is apparent that immobilization is very difficult if at all possible.
However, reduction and immobilization of this as in all fractures, must be done without delay.
Immobilization as for fracture is not necessary but, nevertheless, movement is to be restricted as much as possible.
British Dictionary definitions for immobilize
- to remove (specie) from circulation and hold it as a reserve
- to convert (circulating capital) into fixed capital