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[non-vol-uh-tl, -til or, esp. British, -tahyl]
  1. not volatile.
  2. (of computer memory) having the property of retaining data when electrical power fails or is turned off.
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Origin of nonvolatile

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Examples from the Web for nonvolatile

Historical Examples

  • In this way the salt can be separated from nonvolatile impurities.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

    William McPherson

  • The pharmacy name of an alcoholic solution or extract of a nonvolatile vegetable substance.

  • Steam distillation indicated that the product consisted of volatile and nonvolatile constituents.

  • The process of distillation practically removes all nonvolatile foreign matter, mineral as well as organic.