Definitions for volatileˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪl

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  1. volatile(adj)

    a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor

    "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"

  2. volatile(adj)

    evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures

    "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"

  3. explosive, volatile(adj)

    liable to lead to sudden change or violence

    "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"

  4. fickle, volatile(adj)

    marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

    "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"

  5. volatile(adj)

    tending to vary often or widely

    "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"

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  1. volatile(Adjective)

    evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.

  2. volatile(Adjective)

    explosive.

  3. volatile(Adjective)

    variable or erratic.

  4. volatile(Adjective)

    fickle.

  5. volatile(Adjective)

    temporary or ephemeral.

  6. volatile(Adjective)

    potentially violent.

  7. volatile(Adjective)

    having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.

  8. volatile(Adjective)

    whose content is lost when the computer is powered down

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Volatile(adj)

    passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly

  2. Volatile(adj)

    capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aeriform state; subject to evaporation

  3. Volatile(adj)

    fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatile temper

  4. Volatile(noun)

    a winged animal; wild fowl; game

  5. Origin: [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. Volley.]

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  1. Volatile

    Volatile is the second studio album from The Lime Spiders, released in 1988 through Virgin Records on vinyl.


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