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stabile

adjective sta·bile \ ˈstā-ˌbī(-ə)l , -ˌbil \

Definition of stabile

Origin and Etymology of stabile

Latin stabilis — more at stable


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stabile

noun sta·bile \ -ˌbēl \

Definition of stabile

: an abstract sculpture or construction similar in appearance to a mobile but made to be stationary

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Origin and Etymology of stabile

probably from French, from Latin stabilis, adjective

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stabile

adjective sta·bile \ ˈstā-ˌbīl , -ˌbil \

medical Definition of stabile

1 : stable 1
2 : resistant to chemical change
  • native proteins are never stabile
  • —Otto Rahn

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