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  • v. Alternative spelling of to immobilize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
  • v. cause to be unable to move
  • v. to hold fast or prevent from moving
  • v. make defenseless
  • v. hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
  • v. convert (assets) into fixed capital


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  • 'immobilise' - the nanoparticles onto suitable materials such as steel or polymer sheets, which in turn can be easily dipped in and out ofwater tanks to work as catalysts or adsorbents.


  • Bryan Griffin said that once he even had to 'immobilise' his arm - Photown News

  • Bryan Griffin said that once he even had to 'immobilise' his arm to prevent him trying to down a Qantas passenger jet.

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  • It is at least arguable someone has the right to immobilise the offender in those circumstances.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • To deliver this stuff we now have to pin both her arms down and immobilise her head, hold her nose to get her mouth open, and stroke her throat to get her to swallow, and clamp a cup over her face until she breathes enough.

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  • Ideally we should immobilise them and then sit on them - however we could then be sued for any damage etc .

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  • It includes amongst its repertoire secreted proteins that immobilise bacteria in a sticky mass, and a series of non-rearranging receptors for bits of bacterial cell surface.

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  • In fact, if I'm going to trial labour, I think I might want to stop trying at the point where they try to immobilise me.

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  • I kept thinking a lot ..with much annoyance I might add, why Dumbledore had to immobilise Harry?

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  • As the French philosopher Gaston Bouthoul argued three decades ago in a theoretical treatise on the subject, the "anonymous, unidentifiable threat creates huge anxiety, and the terrorist tries to spread fear by contagion, to immobilise and subjugate those living under this threat."

    The Logic of Suicide Terrorism


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