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Dictionary definition for: Immobilize

1. (v) hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital

2. (v) to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

3. (v) make defenseless

4. (v) convert (assets) into fixed capital

5. (v) prohibit the conversion or use of (assets) "Blocked funds" "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

6. (v) cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"

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