Translation of volatile in Spanish:

volatile

volátil, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈvɒlətʌɪl//ˈvɑlədl/

adjective

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    Chemistry
    volátil
    volatile oils (masculine plural) aceites volátiles
    • Carbon dioxide, water, and other volatile substances are believed to have been degassed from the Earth in its early history of formation and cooling.
    • Some volatile substances can reduce sinoatrial node automaticity and suppress cardiac conduction.
    • The first water would have contained the more volatile substances, which would have evaporated first; the second water contained the ones more difficult to vaporise.
    • For substances with lower boiling points than water, heating can be used to drive off the more volatile substance, which can then be collected by condensing it.
    • Another is to release the volatile substance allicin, which irritates the eyes.
    • Even small amounts of gasoline or other volatile fuels or solvents mixed with kerosene can substantially increase the risk of a fire or an explosion.
    • He added: ‘With children playing Russian roulette with their lives it is no longer tenable to ignore volatile substance abuse.’
    • Ironically, the alarming discovery of the glue bags comes just a few months after a major campaign in Bradford schools to warn against the dangers of volatile substance abuse.
    • This method works quite well for many gases and volatile liquids, but it cannot be used for substances that decompose on heating, such as urea.
    • A national charity warned today that deaths from sniffing volatile substances in the region shot up from five to ten over a year.
    • The detection of some volatile substances in blood does not in itself indicate inhalant abuse or even occupational exposure to these chemicals.
    • In fact, all volatile substances are potentially narcotics.
    • He said he wanted to support the fund, especially their vital work in schools raising awareness about volatile substance abuse.
    • But the practice of inhaling fumes from volatile substances is not generally associated with affluence and success.
    • Some patients can benefit from other techniques, including topical capsaicin and topical application of aspirin suspended in a volatile substance such as acetone.
    • Other substances used in volatile substance abuse are solvents, which comprise one of the other areas the Minister wants examined.
    • Inhalant abuse is defined as the intentional inhalation of a volatile substance in order to achieve euphoria.
    • By the nature of the practice, volatile substance abusers repeatedly expose themselves to far higher doses of compounds than could be given during volunteer studies.
    • He suggested that the volatile substances from these aromatic species appeared to be responsible for inhibiting growth of plants as far as 27 feet away.
    • A bad environment filled with sandy wind, powder, dust, or volatile chemicals in the air can be dangerous for contact lens wearers.
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    (person/personality/moods) imprevisible
    (moods/personality/person) voluble
    • I had some very volatile neighbors who liked to fight late, late at night.
    • This is not an unheard-of phenomenon, by the way, with certain volatile personalities who work together.
    • He's volatile, doesn't tolerate fools and is built like a front rower.
    • Wall Street resumed business yesterday and managed to avoid the worst scenario of a collapse of share prices despite highly volatile trading conditions.
    • The family moved often, following the schooling and whims of his volatile father, a doctor.
    • With his low-key approach to the part, he manages to submerge his highly visible, volatile personality.
    • The problem was signalling this shift in emphasis to volatile markets without setting off a panic-inducing crash in the currency markets.
    • Reports already indicated that sales figures were very volatile, even when the growth was still brisk.
    • A well-planned strategy will help the network grow, whereas a brash evaluation could stunt an economy that has so far advanced at a fast but volatile rate.
    • Her well-documented problems with her volatile father may be in the past, and she took time to thank him in her acceptance speech, but he is stilled banned from attending her matches.
    • If she's volatile, puts you down or insists on having her way, she's not a good candidate for best friend material.
    • Small to medium businesses are dynamic, but they're also volatile.
    • In this view, the danger is so unpredictable and volatile that we must act immediately rather than waiting to act only as a last resort.
    • The challenging nature of this scenario reflects the unpredictable and volatile world we live in, as well as the nature of our job.
    • Anyone in a tracker fund now has their wealth concentrated in a much narrower range of shares, many of which are likely to be highly volatile.
    • She looked up at him in fear, but didn't pull her hand away, knowing it would only make things worse in this already extremely volatile man.
    • Nevertheless, the upside from oil prices is offset by their future unpredictability, with the volatile movements of this one global commodity determining how earnings may change.
    • Cooperatives will need the ability to handle surprises, because the economy and world events will remain volatile and unpredictable for a long time to come.
    • But it has made international affairs a volatile and unpredictable realm.
    • As was shown above, the foreign secretary was acutely aware of the ‘enormous potency’ of the Kaiser's volatile personality.
    • The only evidence for this is circumstantial: there was no civil war and he was in power at a volatile time.
    • Prices on last minute airfare can be highly volatile so try to book in advance.
    • She was a fascinating speaker who was able to explain in the simplest of terms the huge complexities of Iraq and the dangers of upsetting the power balance in that volatile region.
    • He was volatile, and maybe that's just what the sport needed, because it brought a lot of non-bowling viewers into the sport via TV.
    • As ordinary life becomes more volatile, insecure and unpredictable in various ways, people search for security in whatever ways they can muster.
    • All in all, this is a deeply disturbing and volatile situation with highly uncertain outcomes.
    • A market with large swings in price is generally considered highly volatile and, hence, unpredictable.
    • One friend pointed out that the prospect of gathering her own rather volatile family into one small room for three hours, let alone three days, was a total nightmare.
    • The situation was highly volatile - as alliances between the states shifted, so did the loyalty of citizens to their government of the day.
    • But since this market is volatile and unpredictable, no guarantees are possible.
    • But this club, which has a strong lineup, improved rotation and deeper bullpen, is full of sometimes volatile personalities.
    • He may exercise professional restraint but in his formative years he was used to exhibiting a more volatile personality.
    • Born in 1626 in Smyrna, Turkey, he was by all accounts a brilliant, charismatic if emotionally volatile man.
    • Just imagine what will happen when there are disagreements, which could happen often between these strong-willed, volatile men.
    • Plato remarks in The Republic that bad characters are volatile and interesting, whereas good characters are dull and always the same.
    • He's a really volatile guy and I'm kinda scared by it.
    • They were then sold personal pensions which relied on volatile and unpredictable investment performance to pay pensions.
    • Though generally perceived to be an energetic and volatile character, he has yet to show anything but easy charm in dealings with Scottish journalists.
    • She said she could no longer cope with her volatile husband who was bringing his obsessive drive for golfing perfection home.
    • Throughout their careers, the volatile brothers have courted controversy and rarely been out of the celebrity gossip pages.
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    (situation/market) inestable
    (situation/market) volátil