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volatile

 [vol´ah-til]
evaporating rapidly; vaporizing readily at low temperatures.

vol·a·tile (vol.),

(vol'ă-til),
1. Tending to evaporate rapidly.
2. Tending toward violence, explosiveness, or rapid change.
[L. volatilis, fr. volo, to fly]

volatile

(vŏl′ə-tl, -tīl′)
adj.
Chemistry
a. Evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.
b. Capable of being readily vaporized.

vol′a·tile n.
vol′a·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē), vol′a·tile·ness (-tl-nĭs, -tīl′-) n.

vol·a·tile

(vol'ă-til)
1. Tending to evaporate rapidly.
2. Tending toward violence, explosiveness, or rapid change.
[L. volatilis, fr. volo, to fly]

Volatile

Something that vaporizes or evaporates quickly when exposed to air.
Mentioned in: Aromatherapy

vol·a·tile

(vol'ă-til)
1. Tending to evaporate rapidly.
2. Tending toward violence, explosiveness, or rapid change.
[L. volatilis, fr. volo, to fly]
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