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Metastable

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Adjective

1. metastable

(of physical systems) continuing in its present state of equilibrium unless sufficiently disturbed to pass to a more stable state of equilibrium

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Metastable

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adjective
1. 
(of a body or system) having a state of apparent equilibrium although capable of changing to a more stable state
2. 
(of an atom, molecule, ion, or atomic nucleus) existing in an excited state with a relatively long lifetime
noun
3. 
a metastable atom, ion, molecule, or nucleus

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Metastable

see synonyms of metastable
adjective
changing readily either to a more stable or less stable condition, as certain electrons; unstable

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Metastable

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adj.
Of, relating to, or being an unstable but relatively long-lived state of a chemical or physical system, as of a supersaturated solution or an excited atom.

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