verb (used with object), im·mo·bi·lized, im·mo·bi·liz·ing.
- to make immobile or immovable; fix in place.
- to prevent the use, activity, or movement of: The hurricane immobilized the airlines.
- to deprive of the capacity for mobilization: The troops were immobilized by the enemy.
- Medicine/Medical. to prevent, restrict, or reduce normal movement in (the body, a limb, or a joint), as by a splint, cast, or prescribed bed rest.
- to render (an opponent’s strategy) ineffective; stymie.
- to establish a monetary reserve by withdrawing (specie) from circulation.
- to create fixed capital in place of (circulating capital).
- to make or become immobileto immobilize a car
- to remove (specie) from circulation and hold it as a reserve
- to convert (circulating capital) into fixed capital
- To render immobile.
- To fix the position of a joint or fractured limb, as with a splint or cast.