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Meaning of IMMOBILIZE

Pronunciation:  i'mowbu`lIiz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"
  2. [v]  prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
  3. [v]  convert (assets) into fixed capital
  4. [v]  make defenseless
  5. [v]  to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
  6. [v]  hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
 

IMMOBILIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: block, freeze, immobilise, immobilise, immobilise, immobilise, pin, trap
 
 Antonyms: free, release, unblock, unfreeze
 
 See Also: beat, beat out, change over, convert, crush, curb, curtail, cut back, keep back, keep back, paralyse, paralyze, restrict, shell, stun, stupefy, trounce, vanquish, withhold, withhold

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*mob"i*lize\, v. t. [Pref. im- in + mobilize; cf.
f. immobiliser.]
To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally
mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened
bandages.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: To make a limb or part immovable in order to promote healing.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: balance, ballast, counterbalance, cripple, disable, disarm, firm, firm up, freeze, hold, incapacitate, keep, nail down, pin down, prostrate, retain, stabilitate, stabilize, steady, stick, transfix
 

 

 

 

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