immobile

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

Definition of immobile

1 :incapable of being moved :fixed
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.

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Origin and Etymology of immobile

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


IMMOBILE Defined for English Language Learners

immobile

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adjective

Definition of immobile for English Language Learners

  • : unable to move

  • : not moving


IMMOBILE Defined for Kids

immobile

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adjective im·mo·bile \ i-ˈmō-bəl \

Definition of immobile for Students

: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 :incapable of being moved
2 :not moving
  • keep the patient immobile

immobility

play \ˌim-(ˌ)ō-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties


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