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volatilize to become volatile or dissipate as vapor. [2 definitions]
vol-au-vent a large light flaky pastry shell filled with chicken, game, or fish in a cream sauce.
volcanic of, characterized by, or relating to a volcano or volcanoes. [3 definitions]
volcanic glass a natural glass produced by the rapid cooling of lava, such as obsidian or pitchstone.
volcanism the force, activity, or phenomena associated with volcanoes.
volcano a vent in the earth's crust through which molten rock, ash, gases, and the like are expelled. [2 definitions]
vole any of several small rodents similar to mice but having short limbs and tails.
Volga a major river, the longest in Europe, flowing through central Russia and emptying into the Caspian Sea.
Volga River a major river, the longest in Europe, flowing through central Russia and emptying into the Caspian Sea.
volition the act of willing, deciding, or choosing. [2 definitions]
volitive of, relating to, or arising from the will. [2 definitions]
volley a simultaneous discharge of firearms or other weapons. [7 definitions]
volleyball a court game in which two teams hit a large inflated ball back and forth over a high net, and in which points are scored for grounding a ball in the opponent's court. [2 definitions]
volplane to glide in or as if in an airplane with the engine turned off. [2 definitions]
Volstead Act an act of Congress passed in 1919 and repealed in 1933, enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages.
volt1 a unit of electromotive force equal to the force that carries one ampere of current through one ohm resistance. (abbr.: V)
volt2 an equestrian maneuver in which the horse moves sideways around a center. [2 definitions]
voltage electromotive force or potential difference, measured in volts.
voltaic of or pertaining to electricity that is produced by chemical action; galvanic.
voltaic battery a battery that consists of one or more voltaic cells.
voltaic cell a cell that contains two plates, or electrodes, of different metals which are immersed in an electrolyte solution, and in which an irreversible chemical reaction produces an electric current.