Immobilisation

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Immobilisation

The act of rendering immovable, as by a cast or splint. Fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing; immobilization of the injured knee was necessary.The act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement; the storm caused complete immobilization of the rescue team.The 'locking up of inorganic compounds in biological organisms, effectively preventing them from continued circulation in the environment.