Translation of immobilize in Spanish:

immobilize

Pronunciation: /ɪˈməʊbəlaɪz; ɪˈməʊbɪlaɪz/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [vehicle/capital] inmovilizar*
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    • It's whether you're immobilized by the fear of death.
    • It's clearly true that he is virtually immobilized through his fear of coming across poorly in the eyes of strangers.
    • The result was a government immobilized by fear of schism and unable to respond to a real opportunity to develop a better relation with the minority community.
    1.2 [limb/patient] inmovilizar*
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    • The damaged limbs were often kept immobilized because of the confinement of the iron lung.
    • If a body part must be immobilised - to allow skin graft adherence, for example - then the part should be splinted or positioned in an anti-deformity position for the minimum time possible.
    • Another barrier surgeons had to overcome was immobilizing a shattered limb while ensuring they had access to the open wound so they could treat infection.

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Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.