What does "Volatile" mean?
(a.) Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aeriform state; subject to evaporation (a.) Fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatile temper (a.) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly (n.) A winged animal; wild fowl; game
Example: "It was heated to evaporate the volatiles" Example: "Volatile oils" Example: "Volatile stocks" Example: "A volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation" Example: "A flirt's volatile affections"
Word Family nonvolatile, volatiles, volatilities, volatility