- adj. [化学] 挥发性的；不稳定的；爆炸性的；反覆无常的
- n. 挥发物；有翅的动物
- n. (Volatile)人名；(意)沃拉蒂莱
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- volatile: see volley
- volatile (adj.)
- 1590s "fine or light," also "evaporating rapidly" (c. 1600), from Middle French volatile, from Latin volatilis "fleeting, transitory; swift, rapid; flying, winged," from past participle stem of volare "to fly" (see volant). Sense of "readily changing, flighty, fickle" is first recorded 1640s. Volatiles in Middle English meant "birds, butterflies, and other winged creatures" (c. 1300).
- 1. There have been riots before and the situation is volatile.
- 2. It's thought that the blast occurred when volatile chemicals exploded.
- 3. Armed soldiers guard the streets in this volatile atmosphere.
- 4. First McNeil had to cool down the volatile Australian 20-year old.
- 5. He accompanied the volatile actress to Hollywood the following year.
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