0Vote up!others. Having the power of being readily converted into gas or vapor. Sometimes applied, in chemistry, to those constituents, or that portion, of a substance which is driven off by heating at a specified temperature.
0Vote up!others. Flying, or able to fly; having the power of flight; volant; volitant.
0Vote up!others. Having the quality of taking flight or passing off by spontaneous evaporation; evaporating rapidly; becoming diffused more or less freely in the atmosphere.
0Vote up!others. Lively; brisk; gay; full of spirit; airy; hence, fickle; apt to change: as, a volatile disposition.
0Vote up!others. Transient; not permanent; not lasting.
0Vote up!noun. A winged creature, as a bird or butterfly.
0Vote up!adjective. tending to vary often or widely
0Vote up!adjective. liable to lead to sudden change or violence
0Vote up!adjective. marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
0Vote up!adjective. evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
0Vote up!noun. a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
She also called on the U.S. and NATO to ensure they take all necessary precautions in what she described as a volatile and complex situation.
Botswana on Thursday expressed concern at what it described as a volatile political situation in Zimbabwe.
Jeffrey R. Immelt, G.E.'s chief executive, said that the company was pleased with the results, the sixth consecutive quarter of double digit growth in operating earnings, in what he called a "volatile macro environment."
Whirlpool said it expects the U.S. market to remain "volatile" in the months ahead as consumers respond to price promotions.
Many experts expect food prices to remain volatile in the coming years.
0Vote up!Think: Vola (volume)-tile (vile)... The VOLUME of the liquid in the VILE changed quickly into a vapor.