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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