Definitions for labileˈleɪ bəl, -baɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
la•bileˈleɪ bəl, -baɪl(adj.)
apt or likely to change.
(of a chemical compound) capable of changing state or becoming inactive when subjected to heat or radiation.
Origin of labile:
1400–50; late ME labyl < LL lābilis= L lāb(ī) to slip +-ilis -ile1
la•bil•i•tyləˈbɪl ɪ ti, leɪ-(n.)
(chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown
liable to change
"an emotionally labile person"
Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.
Apt or likely to change.
Kinetically unstable; rapidly cleaved (and possibly reformed).
liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize