immobilizing immobilizing  /ɪ ˈmoʊ bə ˌlaɪ zɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement



  1. But they gazed at the world around them from an awkward and virtually immobilizing position.
  2. The old method of splinting and immobilizing paralyzed limbs only aggravated these disorders.
  3. It consists of immobilizing the victim on his or her back with the head inclined downwards, and then pouring water over the face and into the breathing passages.


  • With Gulliver Asleep, The Lilliputians Are Almost Done Smothering The U.S. Economy

    Jonathan Swift’s classic novel Gulliver’s Travels—and in particular the novel’s first section in which the tiny Lilliputians succeeded in immobilizing Gulliver by binding him with thousands of their tiny, threadlike ropes—serves as a literary metaphor for today’s American economy. While our friends on the left may complain that it is hyperbolic and chauvinistic to describe the American economy ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "It was not broken," Matta said during the Big Ten coaches teleconference. "We X-rayed it last night when we got back and then they did another X-ray today and the X-ray was negative. They've got him in a splint immobilizing it today, but...
    on Feb 15, 2010 By: Thad Matta Source: The Only Colors

  2. "Each individual is going to be a little different on how they come back from injuries," Gardenhire said. "The doctor said immobilizing it was going to heal it a little bit, and he should be able to get through this thing. ...... They seem to...
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Ron Gardenhire Source:

  3. "It's probably going to be another week to 10 days of immobilizing it," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. "Todd and the doctors feel there's a shot that it could heal quickly. It's getting to be hard to decipher how to heal a stress...
    on Aug 27, 2004 By: Jim Hendry Source:

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