Definition of Immobilise

1. Verb. Hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital.

Exact synonyms: Immobilize
Generic synonyms: Keep Back, Withhold



2. Verb. To hold fast or prevent from moving. "The fighter managed to immobilise his opponent"; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
Exact synonyms: Immobilize, Pin, Trap
Derivative terms: Immobilisation, Immobile, Immobilization, Immobilizing

3. Verb. Make defenseless. "The fighter managed to immobilise his opponent"
Exact synonyms: Immobilize
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish

4. Verb. Convert (assets) into fixed capital.
Exact synonyms: Immobilize
Generic synonyms: Convert

5. Verb. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets). "They immobilise the money "; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
Exact synonyms: Block, Freeze, Immobilize
Generic synonyms: Keep Back, Withhold
Antonyms: Unblock, Unfreeze
Derivative terms: Freeze

6. Verb. Cause to be unable to move. "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"
Exact synonyms: Immobilize
Generic synonyms: Curb, Curtail, Cut Back, Restrict
Specialized synonyms: Paralyse, Paralyze, Stun, Stupefy
Derivative terms: Immobilisation, Immobile, Immobilization, Immobilizing

Definition of Immobilise

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of to immobilize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Immobilise

1. To render fixed or incapable of moving. Origin: L. In-neg. + mobilis, movable (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immobilise

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immittance
immittances
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immixable
immixed
immixes
immixing
immixture
immixtures
immobile
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immobilisations
immobilise (current term)
immobilised
immobilised cell bioreactors
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immobilised enzyme
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immobilisms
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immobilizations

Literary usage of Immobilise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Radionuclide Retention in Geologic Media: Workshop Proceedings, Oskarshamn by Svensk kärnbränslehantering AB., OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"This information could be incorporated to make PA models more realistic by considering processes that immobilise (on relevant time-scales) rather than ..."

2. The Clinical Journal (1898)
"... the fact that with ether and chloroform—widely different in power—the chloroform was apt to immobilise definitely, and the ether immobilise for a time. ..."

3. American Observer Medical Monthly (1883)
"He considers in all such cases the probing for the projectile injurious, and our only business is to immobilise the, injured part. ..."

4. Urbanisation in SA Volume 1: Dynamics: South Africa's Challenge by Derik Gelderblom, Pieter Kok (1994)
"A large variety of government measures were taken to immobilise African labourers on ... Despite the attempts of farmers to immobilise their labourers, ..."

5. Migration in South and Southern Africa: Dynamics and Determinants by Pieter Kok (2006)
"The farmers understood the potential impact of their labourers' leaving, hence a number of government measures were adopted to immobilise labourers on white ..."

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