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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.
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Translations
indításgátló

immobilizer

[ɪˈməʊbɪlaɪzər] immobiliser (British) n (for car)antidémarrage m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

immobilizer

n inmovilizador m; shoulder — inmovilizador de hombro
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Most commonly used types of car security systems include alarms, remote keyless entry (RKE), immobilizers and central locking systems.
This PI project, measuring the success of ET tube immobilizers, was categorized as minimal risk to the patient and received IRB approval in the Exempt category.
The reason for this, it is claimed, is that rays from phone masts are interfering with immobilizers on the car alarms.
The team, which included officers from the National Police Agency, also found that immobilizers helped prevent thefts of luxury cars.
(This method is the same one used in vehicle ignition immobilizers and RF ID badges.) Because this approach obviates the need for a battery, the tire sensors can be queried far more often than an active system, providing a more immediate and complete record.
Other applications for the HCS410/WM include automotive immobilizers, electronic door locks, burglar alarm systems, proximity access control and authentication of expendable brand-name items.
The installation of immobilizers in the Celsior series became standard in July 1997, and thefts of the 1998 model and thereafter have decreased sharply, the association said.