What does labile mean?

Definitions for labileˈleɪ bəl, -baɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word labile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. labile(adj)

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

  2. labile(adj)

    liable to change

    "an emotionally labile person"


  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.]


  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 for labile »

  1. alible

  2. Biella

  3. liable


  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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