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acetal a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid compound used as a solvent, in perfumes and cosmetics, in organic synthesis, and to induce hypnosis. [1/2 definitions]
acetone a chemical compound, highly volatile and flammable, used in making compounds and as a solvent, as in paints.
alcohol one of a class of colorless, flammable, and volatile liquids that in pure form is contained in beverages such as beer, wine, and whiskey, and causes intoxication when drunk to excess; ethanol. [2/3 definitions]
aqua regia a volatile, corrosive mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids, used for dissolving gold and platinum and for testing metals.
benzene a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, obtained from petroleum and coal tar and used in or to make a wide variety of chemical products, such as insecticides, motor fuels, and solvents.
bromine a chemical element of the halogen group that has thirty-five protons in each nucleus, occurring as a toxic, volatile, dark reddish brown liquid or in various compounds such as acids and salts. (symbol: Br)
cannel a variety of highly volatile, oily coal that burns readily and brightly; cannel coal.
chloroform a clear, heavy, volatile liquid used as an anesthetic and a solvent. [1/3 definitions]
combustible excitable; volatile. [1/3 definitions]
cyanic acid a colorless, poisonous, volatile acid with a pronounced odor of almonds.
ether a very volatile, flammable liquid compound of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen, used as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic. [1/4 definitions]
ethyl acetate a colorless flammable volatile liquid made from ethyl alcohol and acetic acid that has a fruity aroma and is used in the making of perfumes and other products and as a solvent.
ethyl chloride a gas that becomes a volatile flammable liquid under pressure, made from ethyl alcohol and hydrogen chloride and used as a solvent and local anesthetic and in the making of tetraethyl lead.
gasoline a volatile, flammable liquid of hydrocarbons, derived from petroleum and used primarily as fuel for internal-combustion engines.
isoprene a colorless, volatile, liquid compound distilled from raw rubber or manufactured synthetically, used mainly to make synthetic rubber.
mercurial volatile in temper; changeable; fickle. [1/2 definitions]
methyl alcohol a colorless, volatile, poisonous liquid, consisting of one carbon atom per molecule with hydrogen and oxygen, that is used as a fuel, solvent, and antifreeze; methanol.
nitric acid a colorless, volatile, highly corrosive acid with strong oxidizing properties.
petrol (chiefly British) a volatile, flammable liquid of hydrocarbons, derived from petroleum and used primarily as fuel for internal-combustion engines; gasoline.
phosgene a highly volatile, colorless liquid or gas that is poisonous and is used as a chemical weapon and in the manufacture of products such as glass and plastics.
quick-tempered tending to become angry easily; volatile.