American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not flammable, especially not readily ignited and not rapidly burned.
- adj. Not combustible.
- adj. Not easily set on fire.
- n. Any nonflammable substance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not easily ignited, and burning only slowly if ignited.
- adj. impossible to ignite
“Note - you would think Mr. Robinson would want his current soldiers to have the very best, safest - nonflammable equipment to mount a military operation.”
“It is a colorless, nonflammable gas which has an odor of freshly-cut grass.”
“The MSHA said Massey failed to spread enough nonflammable crushed limestone on surfaces to neutralize the coal dust.”
“Turbine makers will recommend nonflammable gas for clearing debris.”
“These include developing nonflammable electrolytes, new cathodes that don't have this reaction, and new ways of letting the battery not overcharge.”
“Hydrogen bromide is a colorless, corrosive, nonflammable gas with a sharp, unpleasant, pungent odor.”
“The liquid later proved to be a nonflammable substance, Wilson said, and the teacher was not injured in the incident.”
“Place candles only in a nonflammable and heat-resistant container, at least a foot away from other materials.”
“Place candles only in a nonflammable heat-resistant container, at least a foot away from other materials.”
“Apparently she was forced to wear special nonflammable clothing after cigarette butts were regularly stubbed out on her.”
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