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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

/vol·a·tile/ (vol´ah-til) evaporating rapidly; vaporizing readily.

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.

volatile

[vol′ətəl]
Etymology: L, volatilis, flying
(of a liquid) easily vaporized.

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

volatile (vôˑ·l·tl),

n the ability of a substance to change from a solid or a liquid to a vapor or a gas. It provides a foundation for the categorization of aromatic components of essential perfumes and oils into top, middle, and base notes.

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 (vol´ətil),

adj having a tendency to evaporate rapidly.
volatile oil,
volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs),
n.pl bad-smelling substances such as hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide, and dimethyl disulfide that are produced by the metabolism of a microscopic organism.

volatile

evaporating rapidly.

volatile anesthetic
see inhalation anesthetic.
volatile fatty acids
short-chain, soluble in water and steam-distillable; acetic, butyric, propionic acids. See also fatty acids.
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