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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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