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English definition of “stable”


adjective     /ˈsteɪ.bl̩/
C1 firmly fixed or not likely to move or change: If the foundations of the house aren't stable, collapse is possible. After several part-time jobs, he's now got a stable job in a bank. The hospital said she was in a stable condition (= not likely to get worse) following the operation.Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed C1 describes someone who is mentally healthy: She seems more stable these days.Calm and relaxed specialized chemistry describes a substance that keeps the same chemical or atomic stateTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body
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