Meaning of immobile

immobile




Something immobile can’t move or be moved — it’s locked or stuck in place.

If you know that mobile things move around, then you’re halfway to understanding what immobile means: this refers to anything that can’t move. A mountain is immobile; no one’s moving that. Sometimes people who are very large — like offensive lineman — are described as immobile, because they are big and hard to move. When something is immobile, it’s not going anywhere.

Definitions of immobile
  1. adjective

    not capable of movement or of being moved

    Synonyms:

    immovable, immoveable, stabile, unmovable

    not able or intended to be moved
    immotile, nonmotile

    (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement
    stiff

    not moving or operating freely
    nonmoving, unmoving

    not in motion
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    Antonyms:

    mobile

    moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
    airborne

    moved or conveyed by or through air
    ambulant, ambulatory

    able to walk about
    floating

    inclined to move or be moved about
    maneuverable, manoeuvrable

    capable of maneuvering or changing position
    mechanised, mechanized, motorized

    using vehicles
    motile

    (of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement
    movable, moveable, transferable, transferrable, transportable

    capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
    perambulating

    strolling or walking around
    racy

    designed or suitable for competing in a race
    raisable, raiseable

    capable of being raised
    rangy

    adapted to wandering or roaming
    rotatable

    capable of being rotated
    seaborne

    conveyed by sea
    transplantable

    capable of being transplanted
    versatile

    able to move freely in all directions
    waterborne

    transported by water
    moving

    in motion
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  2. adjective

    securely fixed in place

    synonyms:

    fast, firm

    fixed

    securely placed or fastened or set

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