Thursday, March 06, 2008

Word of the day: labile

Today I learned


Easily changing, unstable. If your asthma is labile, it means that you can go quickly and unpredictably from being perfectly fine to barely ...

Unstable; literally, characterized by a tendency to slip.

Readily undergoing change or breakdown. The term labile is often used to describe compounds (such as carbon or nitrogen) that are available to easily move through soils.

Now to use in a sentence. Here's a politically incorrect attempt: According to traditional gender stereotypes, women, on average, are more labile than men.

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