As adjectives the difference between volatile and combustible
is that volatile
is (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions while combustible
is capable of burning.
As a noun combustible is
a material that is capable of burning.
(physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.
(of a substance, informal) explosive.
(of a price etc) variable or erratic.
(of a person) quick to become angry or violent.
temporary or ephemeral.
(of a situation) potentially violent.
(computing, of a variable) having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
(computing, of memory) whose content is lost when the computer is powered down
(obsolete) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.
* See also
* volatile memory
Capable of burning
- Dumping fertilizer on top of whatever mysterious goop was in the storage tank created a combustible mix which caught on fire.
(figurative) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
* Washington Irving
- Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.
- Arnold was a combustible character.
A material that is capable of burning.