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- n. The act or process of preventing a thing from moving.
- n. The process in which organic soil matter is decomposed and absorbed by microorganisms, and thus not available to plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A making immobile; reduction to immobility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing
- n. the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
The presence of ZVI and other amendments unique to EHC-M ™ formulations will yield rapid, irreversible, long-term immobilization of heavy metals - while simultaneously dechlorinating organic compounds.
Peter Brothers, a wildlife vet and South African tour guide, runs several trips a year that allow guests to get up-close and personal with lions, rhinos and elephants during what he dubs the "immobilization" safari.
A promised "immobilization" facility that would have taken plutonium that is not fit to be processed and stored it in canisters until it could be moved has been dropped from the Bush budget.
(Sodium hydrogencarbonate drinking ampoule or two table-spoonfuls of bicarbonate of soda in 1 l water.) - Only then treatment of secondary wounds, such as immobilization of fractures etc..
The first-aid guidelines (which were last revised in 2005 and will appear in the AHA's journal Circulation) reaffirm that applying vinegar is the best way to treat jellyfish stings; they also call for "applying a pressure immobilization bandage to any venomous snake bite, with pressure being applied around the entire length of the bitten extremity."
Title: Effects of limb immobilization on brain plasticity
This humiliating immobilization reduces humans to the status of monsters.
My veins, wizened from chemo, are the bane of phlebotomists across the country who poke at me with frustrated abandon; immobilization made sleep impossible, even if they hadn't woken me at regular intervals to measure what are peppily termed "your vitals;" at least the scar on my head was ready -- they could go in through the same incision as seven years before.
According to McHugh, early aggressive treatment of swelling with physical modalities, prolonged non-weight bearing, limited period of immobilization, and regular repetitive passive joint motion are all indicated for the overweight young athlete with a lower extremity joint injury.
Cast immobilization during pregnancy may place the mother at increased risk for extremity blood clots.