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
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adj 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
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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adj securely fixed in place

Synonyms:
fast, firm
fixed
securely placed or fastened or set

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