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.
LABILE, adjective. (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown.
LABILE, adjective. Liable to change; "an emotionally labile person".
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.