immotility


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im·mo·tile

 (ĭ-mōt′l, ĭ-mō′tīl′)
adj.
Not moving or lacking the ability to move.

im′mo·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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Noun1.immotility - lacking an ability to move
immobility - the quality of not moving
motility - ability to move spontaneously and independently
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