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immobile

Line breaks: im|mo¦bile
Pronunciation: /ɪˈməʊbʌɪl
 
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Definition of immobile in English:

adjective

1Not moving; motionless: she sat immobile for a long time
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
motionless, unmoving, without moving, still, stock-still, static, stationary, at rest, at a standstill, dormant;
rooted to the spot, fixed to the spot, rigid, frozen, stiff, riveted, transfixed, like a statue, as if turned to stone, not moving a muscle, immobilized
1.1Incapable of moving or being moved: an immobile workforce
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

immobility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Walking is difficult, the stairs are almost impossible, and so begins the downward spiral of inactivity, immobility, and weight gain.
  • It creates severe stress that induces a depression-like state of inaction and immobility.
  • In actual fact, the attachment to tradition does not imply immobility or stagnation.

Words that rhyme with immobile

mobile

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