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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.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
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Nanodiamonds as an effective and novel matrix for immobilizing [beta]-galactosidase.
By immobilizing enzymes, they can be reused and thereby minimize production cost.
The process of immobilizing enzymes is considered a very effective method for using these biocatalysts, due to the improved characteristics such as thermal stability of the enzyme, operational ease of separation of the reaction products and reuse of the system for industrial applications (Chaubey, Parshad, Taneja, & Qazi, 2009; Yilmaz, Sezgin, & Yilmaz, 2011).
Therefore, this choice of the polymeric support is preferred for immobilizing yeast cells subject in order to obtain favorable process conditions.
"Glass is a perfect material for immobilizing the radioactive wastes with excellent chemical durability," Goel, who is working on a new method to immobilize radioactive iodine-129 - which is formed as a result of fission of uranium in nuclear reactors and has a half-life of 15.7 million years - said in a ( statement released Thursday.
There were synthesized copolymers of N-isopropylacrylamide, N-acryloyl phthalimide and polyacrylamide studied in the process of immobilizing them trypsin [6-8].