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

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope