from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To render immobile.
- transitive v. To fix the position of (a joint or fractured limb), as with a splint or cast.
- transitive v. To impede movement or use of: Severe weather immobilized the rescue team.
- transitive v. Economics To withdraw (specie) from circulation and reserve as security for other money.
- transitive v. Economics To convert (floating capital) into fixed capital.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To render motionless; to stop moving or stop from moving.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened bandages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render immobile; fix so as to be or become immovable.
- To deprive of the capacity for mobilization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to hold fast or prevent from moving
- v. cause to be unable to move
- v. make defenseless
- v. prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
- v. convert (assets) into fixed capital
- v. hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
immobile + -ize (Wiktionary)