volan-, vola-, volat-

(Latin: to fly; flying; flies; fleeting; rapid, fast, quickly)

Aliis volat propriis.
I fly with my own wings.

State motto of Oregon, (1848-1858) U.S.A.

1. The process of causing (a vapor) to liquefy.
2. Referring to vaporization, liquefication.
3. The removal of volatile material from.

A conversion process of thermal degradation of coal or wood in which the heat is supplied by the combustion of the emerging gases.

1. To cause (a vapor) to liquefy.
2. Referring to a vapor, to liquefy.
3. To remove volatile material from.
Flying higher than normal.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere.
volant (adjective), more volant, most volant
1. Relating to an animal or something engaging in flight or is capable of flying: Most birds, and even many insects, are volant creatures which have wings and move easily through the air.
2. Descriptive of a movement which is quick or nimble and is agile: Ted's volant cat was very fast while it was capturing a mouse that ran across the living room in his house.
3. Etymology: from Latin volare, "to fly".
Quick and nimble in movement.
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1. Used as a direction in music meaning "moving with light rapidity".
2. A two-wheeled carriage formerly much used in Cuba.

The body is in front of the axle; the driver rides on the horse.

volatile (adjective), more volatile, most volatile
1. A reference to something which quickly evaporates at normal pressures and temperatures: One volatile substance is acetone, which is used in varnishes as a solvent, and it can pass off readily as a vapor; especially, when heated.
2. Descriptive of something that is capable of being readily vaporized: A volatile anesthetic is a chemical compound which can be administered by inhalation when using an anesthesia mask.
3. Relating to someone who is violent or explosive in nature: Steven was known to have a volatile and erratic temper, so he didn’t have many friends.
4. Pertaining to a condition which tends to or threaten ot to break out into open violence; explosive: There are many volatile situations in the current U.S. political administration.
5. Etymology: from Latin volatilis, "fleeting, transitory; swift, rapid; flying"; from volare, "to fly" or from volo, "I fly."
Referring to tending to being violent.
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1. Readily vaporizable at a relatively low temperature.
2. Flying or having the power to fly.
3. Lightheartedness, liveliness.
4. Easily aroused; such as, volatile suspicions.
5. A tendency to erupt into violence; explosive; such as, a volatile temper.
6. That which is haracterized by or subject to rapid or unexpected change; including, a volatile stock market.
7: Anything which is difficult to capture or to hold permanently; evanescent; transitory.
1. The property of changing readily from a solid or a liquid to a vapor.
2. The trait of being unpredictably irresolute: "The volatility of the financial market drove many investors away."
3. Being easily excited; excitability.
A reference to substances which are capable of being volatilized; that is, evaporable.
1. Conversion into a vapor or gas without chemical changes.
2. A condition in which something passes off into a vapor.
3. The act or process of rendering volatile; that is, causing something to rise and float in the air.
volatilize, volatilise (British)
1. To change, or convert, into a vapor, or to cause a solid or liquid to be changed into a vapor.
2. To evaporate, to cause to evaporate, or to turn into a vapor from the liquid or solid state.
3. To cause to pass off in vapor or invisible effluvia, and to rise and float in the air.
The ability to fly.
A light pastry shell containing a ragout of fish or meat.