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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Definitions for labile

  1. Open to change; apt or likely to change; adaptable.
  2. Constantly or readily undergoing chemical, physical, or biological change or breakdown; unstable.

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Citations for labile
They are too open to the rest of the world, too labile, too prone to foreign influence. Robert Hughes, Goya
Mifflin may not have been much more labile than the people around him, but he was undoubtedly more aware of his volatility. , Early American Literature
Origin of labile
late Middle English
1400-1450
Labile derives from Late Latin labilis, from Latin labi, "to slip."
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