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labile

División en sílabas: la·bile
Pronunciación: /ˈlāˌbīl, -bəl
 
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Definición de labile en inglés:

adjetivo

technical
1Liable to change; easily altered.
1.1Of or characterized by emotions that are easily aroused or freely expressed, and that tend to alter quickly and spontaneously; emotionally unstable.
Example sentences
  • Only emotionally labile noncompliance was a significant predictor of peer rejection.
  • Objectively, he is emotionally labile and becomes jittery and nervous when discussing the ring.
  • She may be labile and inconsistent, expressing strong emotions of various types without any solid reason.
1.2 Chemistry Easily broken down or displaced.
Example sentences
  • We know that elements are labile things, which is why lead water pipes and lead-based paints are no longer manufactured, and why aluminium cooking utensils are (rightly or wrongly) accused on suspicion of causing dementia.
  • This is consistent with perceptions that lipids are more labile than nonlipids.
  • The chemical exchange of labile deuterons was measured as described previously, using an inversion-transfer technique.

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'liable to err or sin'): from late Latin labilis, from labi 'to fall'.

Derivados

lability

1
Pronunciación: /lāˈbilətē, lə-/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Increasing problems with mood lability are noticeable as girls move into puberty.
  • The change of the lability of the system as the diffusion layer thickness is modified is analyzed in detail.
  • Other examples of affective lability can be found in women with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.

Words that rhyme with labile

stabile

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