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volatile meaning and definition

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Definition of volatile (noun)

  1. a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    • "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"

VOLATILE adjective

Definition of volatile (adjective)

  1. evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    • "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"
    • antonym: nonvolatile
  2. liable to lead to sudden change or violence
    • "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
    • synonyms: explosive
  3. marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
    • "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"
    • synonyms: fickle
  4. tending to vary often or widely
    • "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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