volatile

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0 Vote up! adjective. Chemistry Evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.
0 Vote up! adjective. Chemistry That can be readily vaporized.
0 Vote up! adjective. Tending to vary often or widely, as in price: the ups and downs of volatile stocks.
0 Vote up! adjective. Inconstant; fickle: a flirt's volatile affections.
0 Vote up! adjective. Lighthearted; flighty: in a volatile mood.
0 Vote up! adjective. Ephemeral; fleeting.
0 Vote up! adjective. Tending to violence; explosive: a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation.
0 Vote up! adjective. Flying or capable of flying; volant.
0 Vote up! adjective. evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.
0 Vote up! adjective. explosive.
0 Vote up! adjective. variable or erratic.
0 Vote up! adjective. fickle.
0 Vote up! adjective. temporary or ephemeral.
0 Vote up! adjective. potentially violent.
0 Vote up! adjective. having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
0 Vote up! adjective. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.
0 Vote up! adjective. Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aëriform state; subject to evaporation.
0 Vote up! adjective. Fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle.
0 Vote up! noun. A winged animal; wild fowl; game.
0 Vote 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.
0 Vote up! others. Flying, or able to fly; having the power of flight; volant; volitant.
0 Vote 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.
0 Vote up! others. Lively; brisk; gay; full of spirit; airy; hence, fickle; apt to change: as, a volatile disposition.
0 Vote up! others. Transient; not permanent; not lasting.
0 Vote up! noun. A winged creature, as a bird or butterfly.
0 Vote up! noun. Wild fowl collectively.
0 Vote up! adjective. tending to vary often or widely
0 Vote up! adjective. liable to lead to sudden change or violence
0 Vote up! adjective. marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
0 Vote up! adjective. evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
0 Vote up! noun. a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor

Usage

0 Vote up! 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.
0 Vote up! Botswana on Thursday expressed concern at what it described as a volatile political situation in Zimbabwe.
0 Vote up! 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."
0 Vote up! Whirlpool said it expects the U.S. market to remain "volatile" in the months ahead as consumers respond to price promotions.
0 Vote up! Many experts expect food prices to remain volatile in the coming years.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! Think: Vola (volume)-tile (vile)... The VOLUME of the liquid in the VILE changed quickly into a vapor.

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic "Think: Vola (volume)-tile (vile)... The VOLUME of the liquid in the VILE changed quickly into a vapor. " 4 years 3 days ago.