What does labile mean?

Definitions for labile
ˈleɪ bəl, -baɪlla·bile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. labileadjective

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

  2. labileadjective

    liable to change

    "an emotionally labile person"

GCIDE

  1. Labileadjective

    Liable or likely to change.

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

  2. Labileadjective

    (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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. labileadjective

    Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.

  2. labileadjective

    Apt or likely to change.

  3. labileadjective

    Kinetically unstable; rapidly cleaved (and possibly reformed).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Labileadjective

    liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize

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

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Anagrams for labile »

  1. alible

  2. Biella

  3. liable

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of labile in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of labile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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