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

Derived forms: immobilizations

Type of: preservation, restraint, saving

Encyclopedia: Immobilization