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immobile

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

: unable to move

: not moving

Full Definition of IMMOBILE

1
:  incapable of being moved :  fixed
2
:  not moving :  motionless <keep the patient immobile>
im·mo·bil·i·ty \ˌi-(ˌ)mō-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
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Examples of IMMOBILE

  1. The tranquilizer made the animal immobile.
  2. The accident left her immobile.

Origin of IMMOBILE

Middle English in-mobill, from Latin immobilis, from in- + mobilis mobile
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with IMMOBILE

IMMOBILITY Defined for Kids

immobile

adjective im·mo·bile \i-ˈmō-bəl\

Definition of IMMOBILE for Kids

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

immobile

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

Medical Definition of IMMOBILE

1
:  incapable of being moved
2
:  not moving <keep the patient immobile>
im·mo·bil·i·ty \ˌim-(ˌ)ō-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural im·mo·bil·i·ties

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