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Noun: immobilisation  i,mow-bu-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: immobilization)
  1. Fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing
    "immobilisation of the injured knee was necessary";
    - immobilization
  2. The act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
    "the storm caused complete immobilisation of the rescue team";
    - immobilization, immobilizing, immobilising [Brit]

Derived forms: immobilisations

Type of: preservation, restraint, saving

Encyclopedia: Immobilisation