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[im-oh-bil-i-tee] /ˌɪm oʊˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the quality or condition of being immobile or irremovable.
Origin of immobility
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin immōbilitās. See im-2, mobility Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One or two minutes' immobility is as much as I can then obtain.

  • He listened in a stillness of dread which resembled the immobility of profound attention.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Her cheeks were blanched, her lips ashy, her immobility amazing.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • And after the striking of the blow, this respectability was continued in immobility and silence.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • At the command at ease each man keeps one foot in place and is required to preserve silence but not immobility.

  • He raised his hand, he too, to declare the immobility of the earth.

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • Now how can we create this quality of immobility in the laws?

    Laws Plato
  • I was a victim of contrary stresses which produced a state of immobility.

  • The quivering bayonets stiffened into immobility as the Hun officer approached the now alert sentries.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman
Word Origin and History for immobility

early 15c., from Middle French immobilité (14c.) or directly from Latin immobilitatem (nominative immobilitas), noun of quality from immobilis (see immobile).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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