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1. To liberate material stored in the body; more specifically, to move a substance from tissue stores into the bloodstream.
2. To excite quiescent material to physiologic activity.
[Fr. mobiliser, to liberate, make ready, fr. L. mobilis, movable]
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v. mobi·lized, mobi·lizing, mobi·lizes
To release or make available, as cells or chemical substances: hormones that mobilize calcium from bones.

mo′bi·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. To incite to physiological action.
2. To render movable; to put in movement.
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As president of Mexico (1934-1940) Lazaro Cardenas attempted radical agrarian, labor and educational reforms, nationalized Mexico's petroleum industry, and mobilized vast sectors of the population in mass political organizations.
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The NAACP, which mobilized a record turnout in African American districts in Florida in the 2000 election, is determined to mobilize voters nationwide against the Republicans in 2002 and 2004.

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