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
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Example sentences from the Web for immobilize
Cutting off access to money is a quick-and-dirty way to immobilize people, not to mention wreak havoc when it’s done on a large scale.Bitcoin’s Blowing Up, and That’s Good News for Human Rights. Here’s Why|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|February 10, 2021|Singularity Hub
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
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
The other part was that he could kill or immobilize anybody in the world—or everybody—from any distance.The Mightiest Man|Patrick Fahy
"I'll need a squeeze-cage and a couple of cage boys to help immobilize the brute," he said.Clean Break|Roger Dee
Even though he'd seen the bony young man immobilize Little Foot, Raoul was surprised.Shaman|Robert Shea
British Dictionary definitions for immobilize
- to remove (specie) from circulation and hold it as a reserve
- to convert (circulating capital) into fixed capital