Translation of volatile in Spanish:

volatile

Pronunciation: /ˈvɑːlətl; ˈvɒlətaɪl/

adj

  • 1.1 [Chemistry/Química] volátil volatile oils aceites (masculine plural) volátiles
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    • Other substances used in volatile substance abuse are solvents, which comprise one of the other areas the Minister wants examined.
    • 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.
    • In fact, all volatile substances are potentially narcotics.
    1.2 [person/personality/moods] imprevisible, voluble
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    • Born in 1626 in Smyrna, Turkey, he was by all accounts a brilliant, charismatic if emotionally volatile man.
    • He may exercise professional restraint but in his formative years he was used to exhibiting a more volatile personality.
    • But this club, which has a strong lineup, improved rotation and deeper bullpen, is full of sometimes volatile personalities.
    1.3 [situation/market] inestable, volátil
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    • 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.
    • As ordinary life becomes more volatile, insecure and unpredictable in various ways, people search for security in whatever ways they can muster.
    • The challenging nature of this scenario reflects the unpredictable and volatile world we live in, as well as the nature of our job.

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