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verb [transitive] immobilize pronunciation in British English /ɪˈməʊbɪlaɪz/ 
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present tense
present participleimmobilizing
past tenseimmobilized
past participleimmobilized
  1. 1
    to stop something from working

    a device that immobilizes the car if anyone tries to steal it

  2. 2
    to make someone unable to move

    Most patients are immobilized by the illness.

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 immobilize pronunciation in British English /ɪˌməʊbɪlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]

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