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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not capable of movement or of being moved [ant: mobile]
2: securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car" [syn: fast, firm, immobile]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English in-mobill, from Latin immobilis, from in- + mobilis mobile Date: 14th century 1. incapable of being moved ; fixed 2. not moving ; motionless <keep the patient immobile> immobility noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 not moving. 2 not able to move or be moved. Derivatives: immobility n. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L immobilis (as IN-(1), MOBILE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Immobile Im*mo"bile, a. [L. immobilis: cf. F. immobile. See Immobility.] Incapable of being moved; immovable; fixed; stable. --Prof. Shedd.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Someone or something that is immobile is completely still. Joe remained as immobile as if he had been carved out of rock. = motionless ADJ: usu v-link ADJ immobility Hyde maintained the rigid immobility of his shoulders. N-UNCOUNT 2. Someone or something that is immobile is unable to move or unable to be moved. A riding accident left him immobile. ADJ: usu v-link ADJ immobility Again, the pain locked me into immobility.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Fixed, motionless, steadfast, stable, inflexible, immovable. 2. Rigid, stiff, expressionless, without play of features, dull, stolid.

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abiding, adamant, adamantine, at a standstill, at anchor, changeless, constant, contemplative, continuing, dead-still, do-nothing, dormant, durable, enduring, firm, fixed, frozen, idle, immotile, immotive, immovable, immutable, inactive, inert, inflexible, intact, inviolate, irremovable, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, lasting, meditative, motionless, moveless, neuter, neutral, out of commission, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, pat, permanent, perpetual, persistent, procrastinating, quiescent, quietist, quietistic, remaining, riding at anchor, rigid, solid, stable, stagnant, stagnating, standpat, static, stationary, statuelike, staying, steadfast, still, stock-still, sustained, torpid, unaltered, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unchecked, undestroyed, unemployed, unfading, unfailing, unmovable, unmoved, unmoving, unshifting, unvaried, unvarying, unyielding, vegetable, vegetative



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