immobilization

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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.

immobilization

The fixing and holding in place (using traction or splints) of a fractured limb or damaged joint to allow healing to take place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immobilization - fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing; "immobilization of the injured knee was necessary"
preservation, saving - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
2.immobilization - 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"

immobilization

noun
A cessation of normal activity, caused by an accident or strike, for example:
Translations

im·mo·bi·li·za·tion

n. inmovilización.

immobilization

n inmovilización f