Definitions for labileˈleɪ bəl, -baɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. labile(adj)

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

  2. labile(adj)

    liable to change

    "an emotionally labile person"

GCIDE

  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.]

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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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