Associations to the word «Labile»


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

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery