ETYM Cf. Late Lat. controversialis.
Marked by or capable of arousing controversy.
explosive issue / ɪkˈsploʊsɪv ˈɪʃuː /
highly charged / ˈhaɪli ˈtʃɑːrdʒd /
highly explosive / ˈhaɪli ɪkˈsploʊsɪv /
Sensitive material that explodes easily
volatile / vɑːlətəl /
ETYM French volatil, Latin volatilis, from volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, Eng. velocity. Related to Volley.
1. Tending to vary often or widely.
2. (Chemistry) Evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.