Associations to the word «Labile»

Wiktionary

LABILE, adjective. Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.
LABILE, adjective. Apt or likely to change.
LABILE, adjective. (chemistry) (of a compound or bond) Kinetically unstable; rapidly cleaved (and possibly reformed).
LABILE VERB, noun. (grammar) A transitive verb, such as break, burn, boil, open, start, change, or assimilate, which may be used intransitively with the object of the action as the subject.

Dictionary definition

LABILE, adjective. (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown.
LABILE, adjective. Liable to change; "an emotionally labile person".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats