[ im-oh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪm oʊˈbɪl ɪ ti /


the quality or condition of being immobile or irremovable.

Origin of immobility

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Late Latin word immōbilitās. See im-2, mobility Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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