immobilise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v immobilise cause to be unable to move "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"
    • v immobilise prohibit the conversion or use of (assets) "Blocked funds","Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
    • v immobilise convert (assets) into fixed capital
    • v immobilise make defenseless
    • v immobilise to hold fast or prevent from moving "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
    • v immobilise hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
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Usage

In literature:

The line of cars lay immobilised and inert under the night.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
Above and below, the throng was packed dense and immobilised.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
No magician's wand can immobilise him under my eyes.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
It was all Catholicism which was thus imprisoned, whose dogmas and sacerdotal organisation were obstinately immobilised.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
It was all Catholicism which was thus imprisoned, whose dogmas and sacerdotal organisation were obstinately immobilised.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Recovery takes place under anti-syphilitic treatment and immobilisation of the limb.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
They are immobilised by the dead weight of Biblical literalism.
"Thoughts on religion at the front" by Neville Stuart Talbot
Immobilisation is a more difficult problem.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Complete rest and prolonged immobilisation are to be condemned.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
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In news:

He had acute immobilising back pain, raised body temperature, and high C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration.
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