immobilization

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Etymology[edit]

From French immobilisation

Noun[edit]

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immobilization (countable and uncountable, plural immobilizations)

  1. The act or process of preventing a thing from moving.
    The broken bones were able to heal thanks to the immobilization of her leg in a cast.
  2. (soil science) The process in which organic soil matter is decomposed and absorbed by microorganisms, and thus not available to plants.