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    volatile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word volatile

    (noun) a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    Example Sentence
    • it was heated to evaporate the volatiles
    (adj) evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    Example Sentence
    • volatile oils
    • volatile solvents
    (adj) liable to lead to sudden change or violence
    Synonyms : explosive
    Example Sentence
    • an explosive issue
    • a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation
    (adj) marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
    Synonyms : fickle
    Example Sentence
    • fickle friends
    • a flirt's volatile affections
    (adj) tending to vary often or widely
    Example Sentence
    • volatile stocks
    • volatile emotions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for volatile

volatile memory is a computer memory which gets erased when power is turned off, i.e., changed suddenly like RAM, so VOLATILE means Lliable tochange

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

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Volatile and ethereal...both mean light, delicate.

volleyball = air ball. Volatile = will be in air in a second . they actually have same roots (volare = fly)

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