[ih-moh-buh-lahyz] /ɪˈmoʊ bəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), immobilized, immobilizing.
to make immobile or immovable; fix in place.
to prevent the use, activity, or movement of:
The hurricane immobilized the airlines.
to deprive of the capacity for mobilization:
The troops were immobilized by the enemy.
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.
to render (an opponent’s strategy) ineffective; stymie.
to make or become immobile: to immobilize a car
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.
[ih-mod-er-it] /ɪˈmɒd ər ɪt/ adjective 1. not moderate; exceeding just or reasonable limits; excessive; extreme. 2. Obsolete. . 3. Obsolete. without bounds. /ɪˈmɒdərɪt; ɪˈmɒdrɪt/ adjective 1. lacking in moderation; excessive: immoderate demands 2. (obsolete) venial; intemperate: immoderate habits adj. late 14c., from Latin immoderatus “boundless, immeasurable,” figuratively “unrestrained, excessive,” from assimilated form of in- “not, […]
[ih-mod-er-uh-see] /ɪˈmɒd ər ə si/ noun 1. .
[ih-mod-uh-rey-shuh n] /ɪˌmɒd əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. lack of moderation. n. early 15c., from Latin immoderationem (nominative immoderatio) “want of moderation, excess,” from immoderatus (see immoderate).
[ih-mod-ist] /ɪˈmɒd ɪst/ adjective 1. not modest in conduct, utterance, etc.; indecent; shameless. 2. not modest in assertion or pretension; forward; impudent. /ɪˈmɒdɪst/ adjective 1. indecent, esp with regard to sexual propriety; improper 2. bold, impudent, or shameless adj. 1560s, “arrogant, impudent, pretentious,” from Latin immodestus “unrestrained, excessive,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite […]