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Definition of immobilize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



immobilize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they immobilize
he / she / it immobilizes
past simple immobilized
-ing form immobilizing
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to prevent something from moving or from working normally a device to immobilize the car engine in case of theft Always immobilize a broken leg immediately. The firm has been immobilized by a series of strikes. Some snakes inject their prey with poison in order to immobilize it.
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noun [uncountable]
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