volatile

Definitions

General English

  • adjective which can easily change into gas at normal temperatures
  • adjective changing your mind or mood frequently
  • adjective not stable, likely to move up or down sharply

Aviation

  • adjective describes a liquid which easily changes into a gas or vapour

Banking

  • adjective referring to a market or price which is not stable, but which rises and falls sharply

Electronics

  • Said of a chemical substance which is readily evaporated at standard temperatures and pressures. That which is volatile has a high vapor pressure.
  • Short-lived, unpredictable, and/or undergoing rapid or explosive change,
  • Pertaining to, or characteristic of, volatile memory.

Medical

  • adjective referring to a liquid which turns into gas at room temperature

Military

  • adjective likely to change suddenly, or likely to become violent and dangerous without warning

Wine

  • used to describe a wine that is deteriorating and becoming acetic
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