immotile

adjective

im·​mo·​tile (ˌ)i(m)-ˈmō-tᵊl How to pronounce immotile (audio)
-ˌtī(-ə)l
: lacking motility

Examples of immotile in a Sentence

a free-form sculpture that manages to suggest movement while remaining an immotile object

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immotile was in 1872

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“Immotile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immotile. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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