Synonyms of volatile


1. volatile, substance

usage: a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor; "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"


1. volatile (vs. nonvolatile), evaporable, vaporific, vapourific, vaporizable, vapourisable, volatilizable, volatilisable, inconstant

usage: evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"

2. explosive, volatile, unstable (vs. stable)

usage: liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"

3. fickle, volatile, inconstant (vs. constant)

usage: marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"

4. volatile, changeable (vs. unchangeable), changeful

usage: tending to vary often or widely; "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"

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Definition and meaning of volatile (Dictionary)