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immobilize

im·mo·bi·lize

immobilize

 
pronunciation:
ih mo b laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: immobilized, immobilizes, immobilizing
definition 1: to make incapable of motion or action.
Fear immobilized us.
 
antonyms:
mobilize
similar words:
paralyze, pin
definition 2: to keep (a limb or joint) from moving by putting in a cast or splint.
To prevent re-injury, we'll need to immobilize the joint for some weeks.
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derivation: immobilization (n.)
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