Translation of "volatile" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈvɒl.ə.taɪl/ us /ˈvɑː.lə.t̬əl/

likely to change suddenly and unexpectedly or suddenly become violent or angry

volátil, voluble
Food and fuel prices are very volatile in a war situation.
The situation was made more volatile by the fact that people had been drinking a lot of alcohol.
He had a volatile temper and couldn’t have been easy to live with.

A volatile liquid or solid substance will change easily into a gas.

volatility noun [ no plural ] uk /ˌvɒl.əˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/ us /ˌvɑː.ləˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/

(Translation of “volatile” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /(British ) ˈvoləˌtail; (American) ˈvolətəl/

(of a person or mood) likely to change from one mood to another quickly, especially by becoming angry or violent

She has a volatile temperament.

(of a situation or place) likely to change or become dangerous suddenly; unstable

the increasingly volatile situation in the north of the country.

(chemistry) (of a liquid or substance) capable of changing easily into a gas

Propane is an extremely volatile substance.
volatility noun

the volatility of the stock market.

(Translation of “volatile” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)