- incapable of moving or being moved.
- not mobile or moving; motionless.
Origin of immobile
Examples from the Web for immobile
The exhibit points out, for instance, that immobile plants face over 500,000 types of insects who want to feed on them.This Exhibit Could Kill You: The Museum of Natural History Takes on Poison
January 8, 2014
Aislin, narrowed hazel eyes and immobile pink lips, flipped on the light of the stairway and stared at me.How the Media Got Knox Wrong
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 2, 2010
He addressed himself to the figure with the immobile, horrid face.
But Khalid could sit there as immobile as the Boss himself, and he did so, billah!The Book of Khalid
And now, with the first touch of dawn, it was once more quiet, immobile.The Planetoid of Peril
They stood there, man and beast, framed by the pines, immobile and silent.The Trimming of Goosie
The Englishman's eyes danced, but otherwise his face was immobile.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
- not moving; motionless
- not able to move or be moved; fixed
Word Origin and History for immobile
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).
immobile(ĭ-mō′bəl, -bēl′, -bīl′)
- Immovable; fixed.
- Not moving; motionless.