An example of volatile is acetone.
An example of volatile is a young man who often gets into fist fights.
An example of volatile is the quality of the substance acetone.
A volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation.
Origin of volatile
- French from Old French from Latin volātilis flying from volātus past participle of volāre to fly
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin volÄtilis (“flying; swift; temporary; volatile"), from volÅ (“I fly").