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  • adj. Able to be burned; combustible

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Combustible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being burned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of burning


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  • Depending on your city's local rules, trash must be separated into categories such as burnable -- called moeru, which sounds like an anime term although it's a different word altogether -- cans

    Anime Nano!

  • The clinical psychologist's chief criticism of Nippon's project: It overestimates the availability of forest "slash" available for burning, and means Nippon will have to truck in tons of other burnable waste to power its boiler.

    Paper Mill Struggles to Run on Logging Waste

  • The girl will spend her life behind the candy stand, just as she's expected to set garbage out on its sunrise schedule, separating burnable and non-burnable.


  • The girl imagines stuffing the family candy stand into the bag of burnable refuse.


  • I have always maintained that when you don't know what to give someone, stick with things that are readable, edible, burnable or pourable.

    In the Mood for Stuff You Can Burn, Eat or Read

  • In response, the Department of Energy decided in the late 1990's to produce new supplies in a commercial power reactor, using new tritium-producing burnable absorber rods (TBARs).

    Robert Alvarez: Future Supply of New Tritium Explosive for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Doubt

  • It lays out in painstaking detail how to replace the garbage bags, crush the plastic bottles, and separate the trash between burnable and nonburnable items while picking out paper, plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans for possible recycling.

    Evacuees Set Rules to Create Sense of Normalcy

  • Should fish bones go in the burnable or nonburnable trash?

    Evacuees Set Rules to Create Sense of Normalcy

  • And periodically an archer lands a pitch-fired arrow in something burnable.

    Fire The Sky

  • Elements that are potentially combustible become more so in minute, particle form because more burnable surface area is exposed.

    Factory Blast Roils Tech Supply Chain


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