Definition of VOLATILE

noun : VOLATILE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

Adjective : VOLATILE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents" ;

  • 2. (

    ) liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation" ;

  • 3. (

    ) marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections" ;

  • 4. (

    ) tending to vary often or widely; "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions" ;


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