[non-vol-uh-tl, -til or, esp. British, -tahyl]
- not volatile.
- (of computer memory) having the property of retaining data when electrical power fails or is turned off.
Origin of nonvolatile
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When the base is insoluble in water, and non-volatile, but existing in the plant as a soluble salt.
Turning now to the non-volatile and oxygenized bases, we take up first the opium alkaloids.
This is different from what we found in the case of non-volatile solutes (p. 126).The Phase Rule and Its Applications</p>
Distillation separates all non-volatile matter, including organised bodies.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
In a general and strictly chemical sense this term is applied to the salts of the non-volatile fatty acids.Soap-Making Manual
E. G. Thomssen
Word Origin and History for non-volatile
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