Definitions for: Immobilize

[v] cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"
[v] prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
[v] convert (assets) into fixed capital
[v] make defenseless
[v] to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
[v] hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital

Webster (1913) Definition: Im*mob"i*lize, v. t. [Pref. im- in + mobilize; cf.
f. immobiliser.]
To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally
mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened

Synonyms: block, freeze, immobilise, immobilise, immobilise, immobilise, pin, trap

Antonyms: free, release, unblock, unfreeze

See Also: beat, beat out, change over, convert, crush, curb, curtail, cut back, keep back, keep back, paralyse, paralyze, restrict, shell, stun, stupefy, trounce, vanquish, withhold, withhold

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