labile labile


  1. (adj) (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown
  2. (adj) liable to change


  1. It suggests that personality is labile, and this insight was part of Watteau's appeal to modern art ists.
  2. There has never been such an inflated market for hot, young and new American art -- or, because of the short attention span of many collectors, such a labile one.
  3. The truth about an onion could be tested again and again; the truth about a Versailles shepherdess was, to put it mildly, more labile.


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