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volatile
Used in
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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  • The phial, to which I next turned my attention, might have been about half-full of a blood-red liquor, which was highly pungent to the sense of smell and seemed to me to contain phosphorus and some volatile ether.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a volatile situation
as in: a volatile liquid
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