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3 definitions found
 for immobilize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Immobilize \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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  immobilize
      v 1: hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
           [syn: immobilize, immobilise]
      2: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned
         under the fallen tree" [syn: trap, pin, immobilize,
         immobilise]
      3: make defenseless [syn: immobilize, immobilise]
      4: convert (assets) into fixed capital [syn: immobilize,
         immobilise]
      5: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds";
         "Freeze the assets of this hostile government" [syn:
         freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise] [ant: free,
         release, unblock, unfreeze]
      6: cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the
         traffic" [syn: immobilize, immobilise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "immobilize":
     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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