LABILE

labile

(adjective) liable to change; “an emotionally labile person”

labile

(adjective) (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

labile (comparative more labile, superlative most labile)

Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.

Apt or likely to change.

Synonym: unstable

(chemistry, of a compound or bond) Kinetically unstable; rapidly cleaved (and possibly reformed).

(linguistics, of a verb) Able to change valency without changing its form; especially, able to be used both transitively and intransitively without changing its form.

Anagrams

• Belial, Biella, alible, liable

Source: Wiktionary


La"bile, a. Etym: [L. labilis apt to slip, fr. labi to slip.]

Definition: Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize. [Obs.] Cheyne.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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