Volatile vs Inflammable - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between volatile and inflammable
is that volatile
is (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions while inflammable
is capable of burning; easily set on fire.
(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; easily set on fire.
(figuratively) Easily excited; set off by the slightest excuse; easily enraged or inflamed.
* (term) can be misinterpreted as an antonym of (flammable) and so taken to have the opposite meaning to that intended. Where such confusion might arise, especially where this may be a safety hazard, one may prefer to use (flammable) or another synonym.
* (capable of burning) combustible, flammable
* (easily excited) hot-headed, quick to anger
* (incapable of burning) fireproof, incombustible, non-flammable
* (easily excited) level-headed, unflappable,