Meaning of immobility in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɪmə(ʊ)ˈbɪlɪti/

Translate immobility into Spanish


mass noun
  • 1The state of not moving; motionlessness.

    ‘the disorder is caused by long periods of immobility’
    • ‘They desire a stillness and immobility they can never attain, for the activity of the world never ceases.’
    • ‘A life endured in total immobility is, though conceivable, wholly unsatisfactory.’
    • ‘Avoid immobility, especially after surgery.’
    • ‘Immobility for any reason contributes to the risk of pressure sore.’
    • ‘Her very immobility, her stillness in a world running after vanity, makes her a heroine.’
    • ‘But the shark's sudden movement belied its previous immobility.’
    • ‘Prolonged immobility and cramped seating are present in many forms of travel.’
    • ‘A twig cracked loudly underfoot and he froze into immobility.’
    • ‘No mechanism can tolerate long periods of immobility.’
    • ‘Public transport was finally restored on Thursday, after three days immobility.’
    1. 1.1Inability to move or be moved.
      ‘people with frostbite can experience pain or immobility’
      • ‘A dedicated bus-only lane would cure this pointless immobility.’
      • ‘Sorry about the immobility, it was a strong dose they gave you this time.’
      • ‘Over doing it can cause excessive pain and immobility, thwarting your training program.’
      • ‘They are making up for the years of enforced immobility by becoming the world's most adventurous travellers.’
      • ‘She presented with pain and stiffness and immobility of the neck and upper back.’
      • ‘One of the major consequences of stroke is immobility, as the parts of the brain involved in controlling movement are damaged.’
      • ‘He agreed that the immobility caused by her illness could have played a part in her decline.’
      • ‘What they are tired of is the immobility and politically correct constraints over economic debate that have left unemployment at 8.5 percent.’
      • ‘His immobility did not deter him from writing a report.’
      • ‘Someone as active as he would not have been able to cope with a long period of immobility.’