[adjective stey-bil, -buh l or, esp. British, -bahyl; noun stey-beel or, esp. British, -bahyl]
- fixed in position; stable.
- Medicine/Medical. resistant to physical or chemical changes.
- a piece of abstract sculpture having immobile units constructed of sheet metal, wire, or other material and attached to fixed supports.Compare mobile(def 10).
Origin of stabile
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Related Words for stabilesecure, solid, durable, safe, steady, fast, permanent, calm, balanced, strong, substantial, reliable, lasting, immobile, passive, immovable, stagnant, fixed, stationary, constant
- arts a stationary abstract construction, usually of wire, metal, wood, etcCompare mobile (def. 6a)
- fixed; stable
- resistant to chemical change
Word Origin for stabile
C18: from Latin stabilis
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[stā′bĭl, -bəl, -bīl′, -bēl′]
- Resistant to change; stable; steady.
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