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verb [transitive] immobilize pronunciation in American English /ɪˈmoʊb(ə)lˌaɪz/
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present tense
present participleimmobilizing
past tenseimmobilized
past participleimmobilized
  1. 1
    to make someone unable to move

    Most patients are immobilized by the illness.

  2. 2
    to stop something from working

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

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 immobilize pronunciation in American English /ɪˌmoʊb(ə)lɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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