Meaning of “immobilize” in the English Dictionary

"immobilize" in English

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immobilizeverb [ T ]

UK usually immobilise uk /ɪˈməʊ.bəl.aɪz/ us /ɪˈmoʊ.bəl.aɪz/
noun [ U ] UK usually immobilisation uk /ɪˌməʊ.bəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪˌmoʊ.bəl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “immobilize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"immobilize" in Business English

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immobilizeverb [ T ]

UK also immobilise uk /ɪˈməʊbəlaɪz/ us

FINANCE, ECONOMICS to prevent a company, country, or economy from using money or other assets:

Underdeveloped financial markets limit the availability of credit, immobilizing large amounts of cash that could be used more productively.

to prevent someone or something from being able to move or operate:

Commuter trains were immobilized by the storm.

(Definition of “immobilize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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