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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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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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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).
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.
4) Immobilizing torso of emergency medical services (30 Unit)
There were synthesized copolymers of N-isopropylacrylamide, N-acryloyl phthalimide and polyacrylamide studied in the process of immobilizing them trypsin [6-8].
This observation has been found previously by the authors in immobilizing Penicillin G Acylase enzyme to aminated Nylone membranes [37].
Moreover, the utilization of membranes has attracted the attention of the enzymologist for applying them as highly efficient and stable support in immobilizing industrially important enzymes [1-3].
However, immobilizing microbes without killing them is difficult.
The main advantage of immobilizing an enzyme is that it allows repeated use which is important in the case of expensive enzymes.