Etymology
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immobilization (n.)

1846, noun of action from immobilize.

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Definitions of immobilization

immobilization (n.)
fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing;
immobilization of the injured knee was necessary
Synonyms: immobilisation
immobilization (n.)
the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement;
the storm caused complete immobilization of the rescue team
Synonyms: immobilisation / immobilizing
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