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LABILE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does labile mean? 

LABILE (adjective)
  The adjective LABILE has 2 senses:

1. (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown
2. open to change; liable to change

  Familiarity information: LABILE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LABILE (adjective)


Sense 1labile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Similar:

reactive (participating readily in reactions)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


Sense 2labile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open to change; liable to change

Context example:

an emotionally labile person

Similar:

imbalanced; unbalanced (being or thrown out of equilibrium)


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