These two adjectives have similar meanings, with a subtle difference.
Stable (STAY-bull) = steady in position or balance; not easily disrupted; sane or rational
Stabile (STAY-Bile) = immobile, stationary; resistant to chemical change, unchangeable
That rickety old ladder doesn’t look very stable.
She had a very stable household as a child.
For use in steamfloods, tubulars must have coatings that are stabile in salt water up to 500°F.
Both of these words can also be used as nouns.
Stable = a barn where animals are housed and fed, usually with stalls or compartments.
Stabile = a 3D stationary sculpture
If we buy another horse, we’re going to have to build another stable.
I wound the baby’s mobile too tight and broke the spring, so now it is a stabile.
Totally Embarrassing Typo of the Day:
Drivers for a freight company were showing up at the oilfield job site wearing sandals and no safety glasses.
The supervisor sent out an email complaining that the “driver did not have a hard hat on,” except he left the word “hat” out!!
Poetic Quote of the Day:
“I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.”
– Robert Browning, English poet, 1812-1889