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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

Full Definition of immobile

  1. 1 :  incapable of being moved :  fixed

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

im·mo·bil·i·ty play \ˌi-(ˌ)mō-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

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


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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>

  3. im·mo·bil·i·ty \ˌim-(ˌ)ō-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural im·mo·bil·i·ties





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