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  • n  a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    it was heated to evaporate the volatiles
  • a  evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    volatile oils
    volatile solvents
  • s  liable to lead to sudden change or violence
    a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation
  • s  marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
    a flirt's volatile affections
  • s  tending to vary often or widely
    volatile stocks
    volatile emotions

  • The situation was volatile and any aggression from either side could blow up the neighbourhood in a ball of fire. .
  • Of course the Pinto goes on the Worst list, but not because it was a particularly bad car not particularly but because it had a rather volatile nature.
  • Facing volatile equity markets, investors often look to gold and silver.
News & Articles

  • Video: Economists bullish amid volatile market
    GM is recalling almost 200,000 mid-size SUVs, a high ranking IRS official claims she was involved in targeting tea party groups, and despite the volatile market some economists are still bullish on the economy. Ashley Morrison reports.
    June 17, 2013 - CBS News
  • Myriad stock volatile after high court gene ruling
    Myriad stock volatile after high court gene ruling Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 1:44 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2013 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Shares of diagnostic test maker Myriad Genetics Inc. surged and then dove Thursday after the Supreme Court handed the company a partial ...
    June 16, 2013 - seattlepi.com
  • eMemory's Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Technologies To Be Integrated Into UMC's 28nm Process
    eMemory, an embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) industry leader and United Microelectronics Corporation ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, recently announced an expanded technology cooperation to integrate eMemory's one-time-programmable (OTP) and multiple-time-programmable (MTP) embedded non-volatile memory technologies into UMC's 28nm process
    June 14, 2013 - EmbeddedTechnology.com

  • Barack Obama in Reuters (press release)
    We continue to fight headwinds from volatile global markets, so we still have a great deal of work to do to repair the economy and get the American people back to work,Obama said.
  • Lance Armstrong in ESPN
    It definitely was a very stressful first four or five days,Armstrong told reporters at the end of Thursday's Stage 5. "I think even people who've been at this event for 40 years would agree this has been an extremely volatile, dangerous...
  • Jesse Jackson in Washington Post
    Clearly he needs some race sensibility training, and some psychiatric help. His anger is volatile and dangerous to himself and others,Jackson said. "I hope he gets the help he needs. But the culture that's producing this kind of animosity...

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