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meanings of volatile


  1. Variable or erratic.
  2. Fickle.
  3. Whose content is lost when the computer is powered down.
  4. Having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
  5. Explosive.
  6. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.
  7. Evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.
  8. Quick to become angry or violent.
  9. Potentially violent.
  10. Temporary or ephemeral.


  1. A chemical or compound that changes into a gas easily.