Immobilize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈməʊbəlaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word immobilize
Brit.  |ɪˈməʊbɪlaɪz|  British pronunciation of the word immobilize


- hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
- 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
The sudden storm immobilized the traffic

Extra examples

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

Word forms

I/you/we/they: immobilize
he/she/it: immobilizes
present participle: immobilizing
past tense: immobilized
past participle: immobilized
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