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unstable

1. (of a chemical compound) readily decomposing
2. Physics
a. (of an elementary particle) having a very short lifetime
b. spontaneously decomposing by nuclear decay; radioactive
3. Electronics (of an electrical circuit, mechanical body, etc.) having a tendency to self-oscillation

unstable

[¦ən′stā·bəl]
(physics)
Capable of undergoing spontaneous change, as in a radioactive nuclide or an excited nuclear system.
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Air traffic at the Kuwait International Airport was back to normal on Sunday after a few hours of disruption due to unstable weather, a media report said.