[ adjective stey-bil, -buh l or, esp. British, -bahyl; noun stey-beel or, esp. British, -bahyl ]
/ adjective ˈsteɪ bɪl, -bəl or, esp. British, -baɪl; noun ˈsteɪ bil or, esp. British, -baɪl /
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).
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British Dictionary definitions for stabile
/ (ˈsteɪbaɪl) /
arts a stationary abstract construction, usually of wire, metal, wood, etcCompare mobile (def. 6a)
resistant to chemical change
Word Origin for stabile
C18: from Latin stabilis
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Medical definitions for stabile
[ stā′bĭl, -bəl, -bīl′, -bēl′ ]
Resistant to change; stable; steady.
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