Definition of immobile in English:

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Pronunciation: /i(m)ˈmōbəl/


1Not moving; motionless: she sat immobile for a long time
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  • My back ached every time the bandages shifted, forcing me to keep my back stiff and immobile.
  • Imagine dozens of wheezing, perplexed pugs romping, sneezing, and peeing on anything immobile.
  • The body is so mute, so immobile that one might think she is dead.
motionless, without moving, still, stock-still, static, stationary;
rooted to the spot, rigid, frozen, transfixed, like a statue, not moving a muscle
1.1Incapable of moving or being moved: an immobile workforce
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  • Abbie suffers from severe spinal muscular atrophy which renders her almost immobile.
  • The other had severe lung problems that rendered her practically immobile.
  • Several years ago, Ed had suffered a stroke that rendered him immobile.
unable to move, immobilized;
paralyzed, crippled


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin immobilis, from in- 'not' + mobilis (see mobile).

Words that rhyme with immobile


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Syllabification: im·mo·bile

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