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Immobilise

verb
1.
Hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital.  Synonym: immobilize.
2.
To hold fast or prevent from moving.  Synonyms: immobilize, pin, trap.
3.
Make defenseless.  Synonym: immobilize.
4.
Convert (assets) into fixed capital.  Synonym: immobilize.
5.
Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets).  Synonyms: block, freeze, immobilize.  "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
6.
Cause to be unable to move.  Synonym: immobilize.






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"Immobilise" Quotes from Famous Books



... further intensive development of gas warfare, such as would have accompanied, say, the doubling or quadrupling of the German factory output, would have forced us into realising the limit of this collective protection. It would have compelled us to immobilise, in these shelters, more men than was consistent with the safety of the zone in question. Undoubtedly, the future of collective protection lies in some form which will leave the soldier his combatant powers, in other words some mobile form. This has already been forecasted ...
— by Victor LeFebure • J. Walker McSpadden



Words linked to "Immobilise" :   withhold, freeze, trounce, pin, convert, restrict, paralyse, unfreeze, curtail, crush, paralyze, block, shell, stupefy, vanquish, stun, beat, trap, keep back, curb, immobilize, immobilisation, unblock, cut back, beat out



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