What is immobilize?

  • (verb): Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets).
    Synonyms: freeze, block, immobilise
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on immobilize:

Kendrick Extrication Device - Description
... or polymer bars in a nylon jacket, allowing the responders to immobilize the neck and upper spine and remove the victim from the vehicle or other confined space ... Although the KED can also be used to immobilize infants and children, it is preferable to use specifically designed pediatric immobilization devices ... If the KED is used to immobilize an infant or child, appropriate padding must be used to ensure complete immobilization in a manner that does not obscure the thorax and abdomen, thereby preventing ...
Splint (medicine)
... medical services or by volunteer first responders, to immobilize a fractured limb before the transportation it is then a temporary immobilization By allied health ... By athletic trainers to immobilize an injured bone or joint to facilitate safer transportation of the injured person ...

More definitions of "immobilize":

  • (verb): Convert (assets) into fixed capital.
    Synonyms: immobilise
  • (verb): Hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital.
    Synonyms: immobilise
  • (verb): Cause to be unable to move.
    Synonyms: immobilise

Famous quotes containing the word immobilize:

    To perceive means to immobilize ... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.
    Henri Bergson (1859–1941)

    It is a thorny undertaking, and more so than it seems, to follow a movement so wandering as that of our mind, to penetrate the opaque depths of its innermost folds, to pick out and immobilize the innumerable flutterings that agitate it. And it is a new and extraordinary amusement, which withdraws us from the ordinary occupations of the world, yes, even from those most recommended.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)