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1. immobilize

verb. ['ˌɪˈmoʊbəˌlaɪz'] make defenseless.

Synonyms

  • vanquish
  • beat
  • trounce
  • beat out
  • crush
  • shell

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • stand still
  • conformist
  • rested

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • immobile (English)
  • immobilis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Immobilize

  • demobilize
  • globalize

Example sentences of the word immobilize


1. Verb, base form
Apply a wrist splint or gentle wrap for a week or more to immobilize the wrist.

2. immobilize

verb. ['ˌɪˈmoʊbəˌlaɪz'] hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital.

Synonyms

  • withhold
  • keep back

Antonyms

  • bring to
  • move
  • unclog

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • immobile (English)
  • immobilis (Latin)

3. immobilize

verb. ['ˌɪˈmoʊbəˌlaɪz'] cause to be unable to move.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • curb
  • stupefy
  • stun
  • cut back
  • paralyse
  • paralyze
  • curtail

Antonyms

  • declassify
  • louden
  • sensitize
  • sensitise

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • immobile (English)
  • immobilis (Latin)

4. immobilize

verb. ['ˌɪˈmoʊbəˌlaɪz'] prohibit the conversion or use of (assets).

Synonyms

  • withhold
  • freeze
  • block
  • keep back

Antonyms

  • unblock
  • thicken
  • inflate
  • deflate

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • immobile (English)
  • immobilis (Latin)

5. immobilize

verb. ['ˌɪˈmoʊbəˌlaɪz'] convert (assets) into fixed capital.

Synonyms

  • convert

Antonyms

  • lengthen
  • activate

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • immobile (English)
  • immobilis (Latin)

6. immobilize

verb. ['ˌɪˈmoʊbəˌlaɪz'] to hold fast or prevent from moving.

Synonyms

  • pin
  • trap

Antonyms

  • decompression
  • hate
  • allow

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • immobile (English)
  • immobilis (Latin)
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