What does the word volatile mean?

  • Not permanent, evaporating spontaneously.

  • Having highly evaporative qualities.

Usage examples for volatile

  1. Yesterday, surrendering her volatile self to a very natural and quite innocent feminine instinct, Gloria had fully determined to parade Mark King before her envious friends as very much her own property. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. There were not many girls in that region, or Noel Wyndham's volatile fancy had scarcely strayed in her direction. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  3. And this prelude, the twenty- third, is fashioned out of the most volatile stuff. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker

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