Definition of immobile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈməʊbaɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmoʊbl//
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  1. 1not moving synonym motionless She stood immobile by the window.
  2. 2unable to move His illness has left him completely immobile. The plaster cast is used to keep the leg immobile.
  3. opposite mobile
    Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from Latin immobilis, from in- ‘not’ + mobilis, from movere ‘to move’.Extra examples She seemed scarcely to breathe as she lay immobile. The accident left him totally immobile. He stayed immobile, trying to remember where he was. Kerry sat mute and immobile. The cast is used to keep the leg immobile.
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