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im·mo·bi·lize

 (ĭ-mō′bə-līz′)
tr.v. im·mo·bi·lized, im·mo·bi·liz·ing, im·mo·bi·liz·es
1. To render immobile.
2. To fix the position of (a joint or fractured limb), as with a splint or cast.
3. To impede movement or use of: Severe weather immobilized the rescue team.
4. Economics
a. To withdraw (specie) from circulation and reserve as security for other money.
b. To convert (floating capital) into fixed capital.

im·mo′bi·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
im·mo′bi·liz′er n.

immobilize

(ɪˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz) or

immobilise

vb (tr)
1. to make or become immobile: to immobilize a car.
2. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. to remove (specie) from circulation and hold it as a reserve
b. to convert (circulating capital) into fixed capital
imˌmobiliˈzation, imˌmobiliˈsation n
imˈmobiˌlizer, imˈmobiˌliser n

im•mo•bi•lize

(ɪˈmoʊ bəˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
1. to make immobile or immovable; fix in place.
2. to prevent the use, activity, or movement of.
3. to prevent, restrict, or reduce normal movement in (the body, a limb, or a joint), as by a splint, cast, or prescribed bed rest.
4. to render (an opponent's strategy) ineffective; stymie.
im•mo`bi•li•za′tion, n.
im•mo′bi•liz`er, n.

immobilize


Past participle: immobilized
Gerund: immobilizing

Imperative
immobilize
immobilize
Present
I immobilize
you immobilize
he/she/it immobilizes
we immobilize
you immobilize
they immobilize
Preterite
I immobilized
you immobilized
he/she/it immobilized
we immobilized
you immobilized
they immobilized
Present Continuous
I am immobilizing
you are immobilizing
he/she/it is immobilizing
we are immobilizing
you are immobilizing
they are immobilizing
Present Perfect
I have immobilized
you have immobilized
he/she/it has immobilized
we have immobilized
you have immobilized
they have immobilized
Past Continuous
I was immobilizing
you were immobilizing
he/she/it was immobilizing
we were immobilizing
you were immobilizing
they were immobilizing
Past Perfect
I had immobilized
you had immobilized
he/she/it had immobilized
we had immobilized
you had immobilized
they had immobilized
Future
I will immobilize
you will immobilize
he/she/it will immobilize
we will immobilize
you will immobilize
they will immobilize
Future Perfect
I will have immobilized
you will have immobilized
he/she/it will have immobilized
we will have immobilized
you will have immobilized
they will have immobilized
Future Continuous
I will be immobilizing
you will be immobilizing
he/she/it will be immobilizing
we will be immobilizing
you will be immobilizing
they will be immobilizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been immobilizing
you have been immobilizing
he/she/it has been immobilizing
we have been immobilizing
you have been immobilizing
they have been immobilizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been immobilizing
you will have been immobilizing
he/she/it will have been immobilizing
we will have been immobilizing
you will have been immobilizing
they will have been immobilizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been immobilizing
you had been immobilizing
he/she/it had been immobilizing
we had been immobilizing
you had been immobilizing
they had been immobilizing
Conditional
I would immobilize
you would immobilize
he/she/it would immobilize
we would immobilize
you would immobilize
they would immobilize
Past Conditional
I would have immobilized
you would have immobilized
he/she/it would have immobilized
we would have immobilized
you would have immobilized
they would have immobilized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.immobilize - hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
withhold, keep back - hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
2.immobilize - to hold fast or prevent from movingimmobilize - to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
3.immobilize - make defenseless
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
4.immobilize - convert (assets) into fixed capital
convert - change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"
5.immobilize - prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
withhold, keep back - hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
6.immobilize - cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"
curtail, restrict, curb, cut back - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
paralyse, paralyze - cause to be paralyzed and immobile; "The poison paralyzed him"; "Fear paralyzed her"
stun, stupefy - make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"

immobilize

verb paralyse, stop, freeze, halt, disable, cripple, lay up (informal), bring to a standstill, put out of action, render inoperative a car alarm that immobilizes the engine

immobilize

verb
1. To render powerless or motionless, as by inflicting severe injury:
Idiom: put out of action.
2. To cause to cease regular activity:
Idiom: bring to a screeching halt.
Translations
učinit nepojízdným
gøre ubevægelig
mozdíthatatlanná tesz
gera óhreyfanlegan/óvirkan; stöîva
urobiť nepojazdným
hareket edemez hale getirmek

immobilize

[ɪˈməʊbɪlaɪz] VT [+ person, troops, engine] → inmovilizar

immobilize

[ɪˈməʊbɪlaɪz] immobilise (British) vt [+ person] → immobiliser; [+ car, mechanism] → immobiliser

immobilize

vt car, broken limbstilllegen; armybewegungsunfähig machen; enemy tanksaußer Gefecht setzen; (Fin) capitalfestlegen; to be immobilized by fear/painsich vor Angst/Schmerzen nicht bewegen können

immobilize

[ɪˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz] vtimmobilizzare

immobile

(iˈməubail) adjective
1. not able to move or be moved. His leg was put in plaster and he was immobile for several weeks.
2. not moving; motionless. He crouched there immobile until they had gone.
ˌimmoˈbility (-ˈbi-) noun
imˈmobilize, imˈmobilise (-bi-) verb
to make immobile. He immobilized the car by removing part of the engine.

im·mo·bi·lize

vt. inmovilizar.

immobilize

vt inmovilizar
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North finalized, "The truth is, if a person is immobilized, those systems are inadequate
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flavus was immobilized by mixing 80g of the harvested spores in 1% (w/v) sterile alginate solution and then gelled into beads by dropping the suspension into a cold 15g/l Ca[Cl.
Scientists at VTT Biotechnology (PO Box 1500, FIN-02044 VTT, Finland) have undertaken much research on immobilized beer fermentation.
Utah State University (Logan, UT) has patented a method for the in vitro biosynthesis of proteins in native conformation by immobilizing on the surface of an affinity matrix at discrete locations a ligand for which the protein being synthesized has an affinity and adding to the reaction mixture said affinity matrix having said immobilized ligand so that each molecule that is in the process of folding into a functional protein molecule may bind an immobilized ligand and be kept separated from other protein molecules as the folding proceeds.
Paramedics immobilized his neck and much of his upper body before taking him to the hospital, but doctors there removed the restraints and failed initially to discover he had seven broken bones in his neck, attorney Neil Papiano said.
This chemical attachment immobilizes the antibodies, and fluorescently labeled signal molecules, which are structurally similar to the drug, are bound to these immobilized antibodies.
But once the bugs have been immobilized and partially digested by a spider's venomous bite, they make a perfect meal for the milichiids, which slurp their dinners through long, needle-like feeding tubes.
Alongside the application of soluble and immobilized biocatalysts, including whole-cell systems, the authors treat the use of non-aqueous reaction systems, applications in organic synthesis, bioreactor design and reaction engineering.
The technique offers the advantages of continuous cell utilization, retention of specific plasmid-producing cell lines, protection of immobilized cells against inhibitory substances in the fermentation medium, the stimulation of production, protection from shear forces and increased fermentation rates.