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immobile

[ih-moh-buh l, -beel] /ɪˈmoʊ bəl, -bil/
adjective
1.
incapable of moving or being moved.
2.
not mobile or moving; motionless.
Origin of immobile
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin immōbilis. See im-2, mobile
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immobile

/ɪˈməʊbaɪl/
adjective
1.
not moving; motionless
2.
not able to move or be moved; fixed
Derived Forms
immobility (ˌɪməʊˈbɪlɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for immobile
adj.

mid-14c., from Old French immoble "immovable, fixed, motionless," from Latin immobilis "immovable" (also, figuratively, "hard-hearted"), from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mobilis (see mobile (adj.)). Hence, immobilism "policy of extreme conservatism" (1949, from French immobilisme).

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immobile in Medicine

immobile im·mo·bile (ĭ-mō'bəl, -bēl', -bīl')
adj.

  1. Immovable; fixed.

  2. Not moving; motionless.


im'mo·bil'i·ty (-bĭl'-ĭ-tē) n.
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