from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To render immobile.
  • transitive verb To fix the position of (a joint or fractured limb), as with a splint or cast.
  • transitive verb To impede movement or use of.
  • transitive verb To withdraw (specie) from circulation and reserve as security for other money.
  • transitive verb To convert (floating capital) into fixed capital.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render immobile; fix so as to be or become immovable.
  • To deprive of the capacity for mobilization.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened bandages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To render motionless; to stop moving or stop from moving.

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

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


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immobile +‎ -ize


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