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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.
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.
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|Noun||1.||immobilizing - the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement; "the storm caused complete immobilization of the rescue team"|
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"