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unstable

(ŭn-stā′bəl)
adj. unsta·bler, unsta·blest
1. Chemistry
a. Decomposing readily.
b. Highly or violently reactive.
2. Physics
a. Decaying with relatively short lifetime. Used of subatomic particles.
b. Radioactive.

un·sta′ble·ness n.
un·sta′bly adv.

unstable

adjective Referring to the structural or physical lability or instability of a chemical or other substance during production, transportation, or storage. See Unstable reactive substance.
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Furthermore, African American LGBTQ youth in unstable housing showed poorer outcomes than non-Hispanic white LGBTQ youth in unstable housing, they said.
All patients with unstable fresh proximal femoral fractures admitted in the department have been considered for the study.
The CWB predicts that due to the ongoing effects of a stagnant weather front and strong southwesterly winds, the weather from June 18 to June 20 could continue to remain unstable, however weather forecasts more seven days in the future have a lower degree of accuracy.
Only years later and with more clinical data were we able to convince the editors of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology of the prognostic significance of increased myosin light chains in patients with unstable angina (2).
Senior Superintendent Julian Entoma, acting director of the Cebu City Police Office, said areas where the solemn procession of the miraculous image of Santo Nino de Cebu took place already experienced unstable signal.
Elaborating about the incident, a spokesperson for Muscat City Centre tweeted, 'A man reported as mentally unstable armed with a knife entered the City Centre today [Saturday] and fatally assaulted a policeman, before being detained in coordination with mall security.
They found an increase in the activation of the anterior deltoid (AD) on an unstable environment.
Meanwhile, family of the deceased Bilal, aged 20 said that the victim was mentally unstable and was being taken to a doctor by his father when he started running away.
"On Thursday evening, a group of walkers brought it to out attention that there was a section of cliff edge that appeared unstable.
Decreased executive function impacts how efficiently you integrate walking and planning your next movement, which may, in turn, lead to unstable or slow walking.
Weather report: General status: Unstable weather dominates over the Mediterranean Eastern basin starting from Wednesday.
They are called unstable shoes or, perhaps less disconcertingly, rocker bottom shoes.