Definitions of volatile:
  • noun:   a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    Example: "It was heated to evaporate the volatiles"
  • adjective:   evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    Example: "Volatile oils"
  • adjective:   tending to vary often or widely
    Example: "Volatile stocks"
  • adjective:   liable to lead to sudden change or violence
    Example: "A volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
  • adjective:   marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
    Example: "A flirt's volatile affections"

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