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immobilize

 [im-mo´bil-īz]
to render incapable of being moved, as by a cast.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

im·mo·bi·lize

(i-mō'bi-līz),
To render fixed or incapable of moving.
[L. in- neg. + mobilis, movable]
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immobilize

(ĭ-mō′bə-līz′)
tr.v. immobi·lized, immobi·lizing, immobi·lizes
To fix the position of (a joint or fractured limb), as with a splint or cast.

im·mo′bi·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
im·mo′bi·liz′er n.
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