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immobility

[im-oh-bil-i-tee] /ˌɪm oʊˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being immobile or irremovable.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin immōbilitās. See im-2, mobility
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Examples for immobility
  • It used local mortgage-default and foreclosure figures to estimate geographical immobility.
  • Negative equity exacerbates immobility because people are reluctant to move if it means selling at a loss.
  • Their songs return again and again to a specific brand of immobility-the unchanging face that conceals a roiling heart.
  • In its sculptural immobility, it appears as likely to be the face of a corpse as of a living being.
  • Researchers already know that antidepressants increase active swimming and decrease immobility.
  • Her body had wasted away and stiffened to immobility.
  • Long-term immobility can cause serious complications.
  • In some cases, the pain is severe enough to cause immobility.
  • And opponents are likely to exploit his immobility by frequently bunting in his direction.
  • Cold weather and immobility may increase the risk for urine retention.

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