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English definition of “immobilize”

immobilize

verb [T] (UK usually immobilise)     /ɪˈməʊ.bəl.aɪz/ US  /-ˈmoʊ-/
to stop something or someone from moving: You can immobilize the car by removing the spark plugs. The broken limb must be immobilized as soon as possible.Movement immobilization (UK usually immobilisation)     /ɪˌməʊ.bəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌmoʊ.bə.lɪ-/ noun [U]
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