Definitions for labileˈleɪ bəl, -baɪl

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  1. labile(adj)

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

  2. labile(adj)

    liable to change

    "an emotionally labile person"

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  1. Labile(a.)

    Liable or likely to change.

  2. Labile(a.)

    (Chem.) Easily decomposed or inactivated when subjected to heat, radiation, or mildly acidic or alkaline conditions; -- of chemical compounds; as, enzymes from thermophilic organisms are not as labile as those from mesophiles.

  3. Origin: [L. labilis apt to slip, fr. labi to slip.]

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  1. labile(Adjective)

    Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.

  2. labile(Adjective)

    Apt or likely to change.

  3. labile(Adjective)

    Kinetically unstable; rapidly cleaved (and possibly reformed).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Labile(adj)

    liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize

  2. Origin: [L. labilis apt to slip, fr. labi to slip.]

Anagrams of labile »

  1. alible

  2. Biella

  3. liable


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