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immobile

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adjective im·mo·bile \(ˌ)i(m)-ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbī(-ə)l also -ˌbēl\

Simple Definition of immobile

  • : unable to move

  • : not moving

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of immobile

  1. 1 :  incapable of being moved :  fixed

  2. 2 :  not moving :  motionless <keep the patient immobile>

immobility

play \ˌi-(ˌ)mō-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of immobile in a sentence

  1. The tranquilizer made the animal immobile.

  2. The accident left her immobile.



Origin and Etymology of immobile

Middle English in-mobill, from Latin immobilis, from in- + mobilis mobile


First Known Use: 14th century


IMMOBILE Defined for Kids

immobile

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adjective im·mo·bile \i-ˈmō-bəl\

Definition of immobile for Students

  1. :  unable to move or be moved <The snake's venom left its prey immobile.>




Medical Dictionary

immobile

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adjective im·mo·bile \(ˈ)im-ˈ(m)ō-bəl, -ˌbēl, -ˌbīl\

Medical Definition of immobile

  1. 1:  incapable of being moved

  2. 2:  not moving <keep the patient immobile>

immobility

\ˌim-(ˌ)ō-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

immobilities





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