labile

[ley-buhl, -bahyl]
adjective
1.
apt or likely to change.
2.
Chemistry. (of a compound) capable of changing state or becoming inactive when subjected to heat or radiation.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English labyl < Late Latin lābilis, equivalent to Latin lāb(ī) to slip + -ilis -ile

lability [luh-bil-i-tee, ley-] , noun
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labile (ˈleɪbɪl)
 
adj
1.  chem (of a compound) prone to chemical change
2.  liable to change or move
 
[C15: via Late Latin lābilis, from Latin lābī to slide, slip]
 
lability
 
n

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labile la·bile (lā'bīl', -bəl)
adj.
Constantly undergoing or likely to undergo change; unstable.


la·bil'i·ty (-bĭl'ĭ-tē) n.
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But then you see them as they're older, and they're off in college and not having these labile mood swings anymore.
Brilliant originals come in two kinds: emotionally stable and emotionally extremely labile.
People with labile boundaries need external controls, and legal consequences can offer one kind of useful control.
Emotionally labile patients should avoid stimulants, as they exacerbate mood shifting.
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