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  • verbdisable
  • verbtie

synonyms for immobilize

  • cripple
  • debilitate
  • disarm
  • impair
  • incapacitate
  • mangle
  • mutilate
  • paralyze
  • shatter
  • action
  • attenuate
  • batter
  • blunt
  • damage
  • disenable
  • disqualify
  • enervate
  • enfeeble
  • exhaust
  • hamstring
  • handicap
  • harm
  • hock
  • hurt
  • invalidate
  • kibosh
  • maim
  • mar
  • muzzle
  • pinion
  • prostrate
  • ruin
  • sabotage
  • sap
  • spoil
  • total
  • unbrace
  • undermine
  • unfit
  • weaken
  • wreck
  • hogtie
  • knock out
  • put out of action
  • render incapable
  • shoot down
  • take out
  • throw monkey wrench in
  • unstrengthen
See also synonyms for: immobilized
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antonyms for immobilize

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • cure
  • fix
  • help
  • mend
  • mobilize
  • strengthen
  • animate
  • assuage
  • benefit
  • build
  • create
  • grow
  • heal
  • improve
  • increase
  • invigorate
  • permit
  • please
  • repair
  • soothe
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How to use immobilize in a sentence

A surprising new study finds that spiders can immobilize and then eat snakes up to 30 times their size.
SPIDERS CAN TAKE DOWN AND FEAST ON SURPRISINGLY BIG SNAKESASHER JONESJULY 26, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
There can be no struggles because the immigrant will end up immobilized on the floor with his hands behind his back and a good scare that is not at all necessary.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIIYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
I could see the red light marked on the chest of some of my friends, but there was no need to shoot, because they had already immobilized us all with gas.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Cutting off access to money is a quick-and-dirty way to immobilize people, not to mention wreak havoc when it’s done on a large scale.
BITCOIN’S BLOWING UP, AND THAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. HERE’S WHYVANESSA BATES RAMIREZFEBRUARY 10, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
You immobilize the elevators—think what that would mean in lower and midtown Manhattan alone.
DAY OF THE MORONHENRY BEAM PIPER
Braces and other mechanical appliances intended to immobilize the parts are not of practical benefit in the horse.
LAMENESS OF THE HORSEJOHN VICTOR LACROIX
The other part was that he could kill or immobilize anybody in the world—or everybody—from any distance.
THE MIGHTIEST MANPATRICK FAHY
"I'll need a squeeze-cage and a couple of cage boys to help immobilize the brute," he said.
CLEAN BREAKROGER DEE
Even though he'd seen the bony young man immobilize Little Foot, Raoul was surprised.
SHAMANROBERT SHEA
The latter clawed and bit with a fury which suggested Togi intended to immobilize that weapon by tearing it to shreds.
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WORDS RELATED TO IMMOBILIZE

  • attenuate
  • blunt
  • debilitate
  • disarm
  • dislimb
  • dismember
  • enfeeble
  • hamstring
  • hurt
  • immobilize
  • incapacitate
  • injure
  • lame
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mutilate
  • palsy
  • paralyze
  • prostrate
  • sap
  • sideline
  • stifle
  • undermine
  • unstrengthen
  • weaken
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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