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).
Related formsim·mo·bi·li·za·tion, nounim·mo·bi·liz·er, noun
Examples from the Web for immobilize
They made sure to stabilize and immobilize spines and necks before attempting to move a victim.Amazing Grace in the Bronx: Inside the Metro-North Train-Wreck Rescue|Michael Daly|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You immobilize the elevators—think what that would mean in lower and midtown Manhattan alone.Day of the Moron|Henry Beam Piper
The latter clawed and bit with a fury which suggested Togi intended to immobilize that weapon by tearing it to shreds.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
The other part was that he could kill or immobilize anybody in the world—or everybody—from any distance.The Mightiest Man|Patrick Fahy
In March 1942 the government launched repressive measures in an attempt to immobilize communist activities.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Braces and other mechanical appliances intended to immobilize the parts are not of practical benefit in the horse.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
British Dictionary definitions for immobilize
- to remove (specie) from circulation and hold it as a reserve
- to convert (circulating capital) into fixed capital