Immobilise



[ih-moh-buh-lahyz] /ɪˈmoʊ bəˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), immobilized, immobilizing.
1.
to make immobile or immovable; fix in place.
2.
to prevent the use, activity, or movement of:
The hurricane immobilized the airlines.
3.
to deprive of the capacity for mobilization:
The troops were immobilized by the enemy.
4.
Medicine/Medical. to prevent, restrict, or reduce normal movement in (the body, a limb, or a joint), as by a splint, cast, or prescribed bed rest.
5.
to render (an opponent’s strategy) ineffective; stymie.
6.
Finance.

/ɪˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make or become immobile: to immobilize a car
2.
(finance)

v.

1843, from immobile + -ize. Cf. French immobiliser (1835). Related: Immobilized; immobilizing.

immobilize im·mo·bi·lize (ĭ-mō’bə-līz’)
v. im·mo·bi·lized, im·mo·bi·liz·ing, im·mo·bi·liz·es

im·mo’bi·li·za’tion (-lĭ-zā’shən) n.

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