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vol·a·tile

 (vŏl′ə-tl, -tīl′)
adj.
1. Chemistry
a. Evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.
b. Capable of being readily vaporized.
2.
a. Tending to vary often or widely, as in price: the ups and downs of volatile stocks.
b. Inconstant; fickle: a flirt's volatile affections.
c. Lighthearted; flighty: in a volatile mood.
d. Ephemeral; fleeting.
3. Tending to violence; explosive: a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation.
4. Flying or capable of flying; volant.
5. Computers Of or relating to memory whose data is erased when the memory's power is interrupted.

[French, from Old French, from Latin volātilis, flying, from volātus, past participle of volāre, to fly.]

vol′a·tile n.
vol′a·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē), vol′a·tile·ness (-tl-nĭs, -tīl′-) n.

volatile

(ˈvɒləˌtaɪl)
adj
1. (Chemistry) (of a substance) capable of readily changing from a solid or liquid form to a vapour; having a high vapour pressure and a low boiling point
2. (of persons) disposed to caprice or inconstancy; fickle; mercurial
3. (of circumstances) liable to sudden, unpredictable, or explosive change
4. lasting only a short time: volatile business interests.
5. (Computer Science) computing (of a memory) not retaining stored information when the power supply is cut off
6. obsolete flying or capable of flight; volant
n
7. (Chemistry) a volatile substance
8. rare a winged creature
[C17: from Latin volātīlis flying, from volāre to fly]
ˈvolatileness, volatility n

vol•a•tile

(ˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪl)

adj.
1. evaporating rapidly; passing off readily in the form of vapor: Acetone is a volatile solvent.
2. tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive: a volatile political situation.
3. characterized by or liable to sharp or sudden changes; unstable: a volatile stock market.
4. changeable, as in mood or temper; mercurial; flighty.
5. fleeting; transient.
6. (of computer storage) not retaining data when electrical power is turned off.
7. Archaic. flying or able to fly.
n.
8. a volatile substance, as a gas or solvent.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin volātilis able to fly =volā(re) to fly + -tilis -tile]
vol`a•til′i•ty (-ˈtɪl ɪ ti) vol′a•tile•ness, n.

vol·a·tile

(vŏl′ə-tl)
Changing easily from liquid to vapor at normal temperatures and pressures.

volatile

Describes a substance which readily turns into a vapor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volatile - a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor; "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
Adj.1.volatile - evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressuresvolatile - evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
inconstant - likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare
nonvolatile, nonvolatilisable, nonvolatilizable - not volatilizing readily; "a nonvolatile acid"
2.volatile - liable to lead to sudden change or violencevolatile - liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
3.volatile - marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"
inconstant - likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare
4.volatile - tending to vary often or widely; "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"

volatile

adjective
1. changeable, shifting, variable, unsettled, unstable, explosive, unreliable, unsteady, inconstant There have been riots before and the situation is volatile.
changeable stable, constant, steady, inert, settled
2. temperamental, erratic, mercurial, up and down (informal), fickle, whimsical, giddy, flighty, over-emotional, inconstant She has a volatile temperament.
temperamental calm, consistent, reliable, sober, self-controlled, dependable, cool-headed
3. unstable, explosive, inflammable, labile (technical), eruptive when volatile chemicals explode

volatile

adjective
Translations
prchavý
volatil
epävakaa
揮発性爆弾発破

volatile

[ˈvɒlətaɪl] ADJ
1. (Chem) → volátil
2. (= unstable) [person] → voluble; [situation, atmosphere, market] → inestable, volátil
3. (Comput) volatile memorymemoria f no permanente

volatile

[ˈvɒlətaɪl] adj
(= unstable) [situation, atmosphere, market] → volatil(e)
[person] → d'humeur volatile; [mood, temper] → volatil(e)
(CHEMISTRY) [liquid, chemicals, substance] → volatil(e)

volatile

adj
(Chem) → flüchtig
person (in moods) → impulsiv; (in interests) → sprunghaft; (Psych: = unpredictable) → sprunghaft; relationshipwechselhaft; political situationbrisant; (St Ex) → unbeständig; a person with a volatile temperein sehr unberechenbarer Mensch
(Comput) volatile memoryflüchtiger Speicher

volatile

[ˈvɒləˌtaɪl] adj (Chem) → volatile (fig) (situation) → esplosivo/a; (character) → volubile

vol·a·tile

a. volátil, que se evapora fácilmente.
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Sevoflurane, a commonly used volatile anesthetic, has been demonstrated to protect the heart at the onset of reperfusion in clinical and experimental studies.
oxygen consumption) leads to an increase in alveolar ventilation and volatile anesthetic uptake in neonates when compared to adults.
Kim M, Ham A, Kim JY, Brown KM, DAgati VD, Lee HT The volatile anesthetic isoflurane induces ecto-59-nucleotidase (CD73) to protect against renal ischemia and reperfusion injury.
Intravenous anesthetic management of the trauma patient is still preferred over volatile anesthetic management for emergent airway facilitation and damage control surgery.
The surgery was uneventful and at the end of the procedure, the volatile anesthetic was discontinued in preparation for emergence and extubation.
The lack of pulmonary disease, ruled out by thoracic radiographs, the acute onset of hiccup following commencement of isoflurane administration, and establishment of a normal breathing pattern as soon as the animal was disconnected form the breathing system were the reasons for suspecting that the hiccup was an unusual adverse reaction of the animal to the volatile anesthetic.
18 Volatile anesthetic is also cause of POV especially in the early postoperative period until the first postoperative two hours.
Waste gas from an anesthesia machine delivery system can be composed of oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, helium, vapors of volatile anesthetic agents such as halothane, enfurane, and isoflurane, desflurane, sevoflurane or any other agent or gas collected within and evacuated from an anesthesia or analgesia delivery system used to knock out surgery patients are accumulating in the earth's atmosphere, where they make a small contribution to climate change because they contain chlorine and are believed to have significant ozone-depleting potential.
The next break through was the discovery of a volatile anesthetic agent by a Botanist Valesus Cardus in 1540 by the name ether.
One important limitation of this study to note is the lack of inclusion of volatile anesthetic drug costs.
Anesthesia gas machine require high O2 flows and a lengthy time period to remove most of the vapour before the machine can be used for a patient who cannot tolerate breathing even trace amounts of volatile anesthetic vapour.