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Definitions and Synonyms of immobilize | Another word for immobilize | What is immobilize?

Definition 1: cause to be unable to move - [verb of change]

Samples where immobilize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sudden storm immobilized the traffic

Synonyms for immobilize in the sense of this definition

(immobilize is a kind of ...) place restrictions on

"curtail drinking in school"

(... is a kind of immobilize ) cause to be paralyzed and immobile

"The poison paralyzed him" "Fear paralyzed her"

(... is a kind of immobilize ) make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow

"stun fish"

Definition 2: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets) - [verb of change]

Samples where immobilize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Blocked funds
  • Freeze the assets of this hostile government

Synonyms for immobilize in the sense of this definition

(immobilize is a kind of ...) hold back; refuse to hand over or share

"The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

Definition 3: convert (assets) into fixed capital - [verb of change]

Synonyms for immobilize in the sense of this definition

(immobilize is a kind of ...) change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change

"The substance converts to an acid"

Definition 4: make defenseless - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for immobilize in the sense of this definition

(immobilize is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Definition 5: to hold fast or prevent from moving - [verb of contact]

Samples where immobilize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

Synonyms for immobilize in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for immobilize in the sense of this definition

(immobilize is a kind of ...) hold back; refuse to hand over or share

"The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

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