- tending to vary often or widely
- evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
- a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
"it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"
- Reputations are volatile. Loyalties are fickle. Management teams are increasingly disconnected from their staff.
- The war on Iraq is a volatile subject of political debate; any wrong word and a heated argument could spark.
- Soviet and Western observers have warned that if the Muslim republics do not join the commonwealth, they may from a separate group, setting up a volatile ethnic and religious split.
- For things that have had contents with volatile oil like thinners they should be left for a few days to completely evaporate it before being disposed of as non-flammable waste.
- Volatile acids
- Volatile acid
- Volatile fraction
- Volatile component
- volatile acidity,
- Volatile matter
- Non-volatile matter
- Non-volatile residue
- Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
- Organic volatile impurities
- Volatile organic compounds.