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  • n. The volatile part of a petroleum fraction
  • n. The volatile parts of a planet's atmosphere or crust


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  • Once the curry bubbles, add the pineapple pieces and cover and simmer for just 2 mins more and cover to let the volatiles from the spices flavor the gravy.

    Haryali Aur Malai Kofta

  • However, it appears that the moons of Mars may be captured asteroids and could be abundant in volatiles.

    Back to the Moon We Go - NASA Watch

  • Pumice is a type of extrusive volcanic rock, produced when lava with a very high content of water and gases (together these are called volatiles) is extruded (or thrown out of) a volcano.


  • Both are abundant throughout the solar system, but both are also known as volatiles, which can exist only in certain conditions. Top Stories

  • So they freeze out and accumulate so-called volatiles - compounds that in a vacuum flash from ice to gas with only a tiny increase in temperature.

    Christian Science Monitor | Top Stories

  • Susan, those smells were the result of 'volatiles' off-gassing and the nanny state police have decided that they're *BAD* for you.

    I get pissed off at TNR.

  • These 'volatiles' are aromatic (strong smelling), and rapidly evaporate when warm.


  • "volatiles" to the Earth-moon system - evidence that Earth's geological processes have largely erased from its own surface.

    Christian Science Monitor | Top Stories

  • If some of these lower-temperature volatiles evaporate and if you are breathing those vapors, there are probably health effects, Schweitzer said.

    Montana residents upset with lack of spill information

  • IL: I think it is important to establish for the record that the unique aspect of this BP blowout is that the volatiles were continuous, it was not a one-day exposure.

    Jerry Cope: NASA Data Strengthens Reports of Toxic Rain on the Gulf Coast From BP Spill


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