Definition of immobilize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

immobilize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪˈmoʊbəˌlaɪz//
 
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.
immobilization
 
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NAmE//ɪˌmoʊbələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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