[ ih-moh-buh l, -beel ]
/ ɪˈmoʊ bəl, -bil /


incapable of moving or being moved.
not mobile or moving; motionless.

Origin of immobile

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Latin word immōbilis. See im-2, mobile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for immobile

/ (ɪˈməʊbaɪl) /


not moving; motionless
not able to move or be moved; fixed

Derived forms of immobile

immobility (ˌɪməʊˈbɪlɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for immobile

[ ĭ-mōbəl, -bēl′, -bīl′ ]


Immovable; fixed.
Not moving; motionless.

Other words from immobile

im′mo•bili•ty (-bĭl-ĭ-tē) n.
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