Immobilize - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- to hold fast or prevent from moving (syn: pin, trap)
- make defenseless
- convert (assets) into fixed capital
- prohibit the conversion or use of (assets) (syn: block, freeze)
- cause to be unable to move
Doctors immobilized her wrist by putting it in a cast.
I was immobilized by fear.
The planes were immobilized by bad weather.
The broken limb must be immobilized immediately.
She was immobilized with a broken leg.
The car's security device will immobilize the ignition system.
The sudden storm immobilized the traffic
present participle: immobilizing
past tense: immobilized
past participle: immobilized
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