- the quality or condition of being immobile or irremovable.
Origin of immobility
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Examples from the Web for immobility
As the skills gap between top and bottom widens, immobility should harden more.Two Midsummer Fears
July 27, 2012
Garson relaxed his immobility, and a little color crept into his cheeks.Within the Law
He listened in a stillness of dread which resembled the immobility of profound attention.
Her cheeks were blanched, her lips ashy, her immobility amazing.
And after the striking of the blow, this respectability was continued in immobility and silence.
They strained to catch some interruption of the silence and immobility of nature.White Fang
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