Definitions

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

Etymologies

immobile +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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