Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being kindled into flame; inflammable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Inflammable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of burning, especially a liquid.
  • adjective Easily set on fire.
  • adjective Subject to easy ignition and rapid flaming combustion.
  • noun Any flammable substance.

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

  • adjective easily ignited

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin flammāre, to set fire to, from flamma, flame; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin inflammare ‘to set on fire’ + the suffix -able via English inflammable. The in- prefix is dropped to avoid confusion with non-flammable.

Examples

  • Yes | No | Report from panfishman wrote 22 weeks 5 days ago cotton burns good, cotton soaked in flammable stuff burns really good, a soda can filled to the very top with gasoline will light a fire that is buried under ten inches of snow. the trick is finding what burns best and what lights it easiest.

    Build A Survival Fire With Condoms and Underwear

  • Yes | No | Report from panfishman wrote 22 weeks 5 days ago cotton burns good, cotton soaked in flammable stuff burns really good, a soda can filled to the very top with gasoline will light a fire that is buried under ten inches of snow. the trick is finding what burns best and what lights it easiest.

    Build A Survival Fire With Condoms and Underwear

  • They look like a man made fabric, so very flammable is the answer.

    Armor of God PJs | My[confined]Space

  • These are the people we should be on the look-out for, not just some loser in flammable Adidas who can't work a child-proof Bic lighter.

    February 2006

  • The facility had no site map indicating where hazardous materials were stored as required by law, and employees had failed to properly label flammable materials including gasoline.

    YubaNet.com

  • It's highly flammable, which is why firefighters had to finish extinguishing hotspots before investigators could get to the dead men inside.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • It's highly flammable, which is why firefighters had to finish extinguishing hotspots before investigators could get to the dead men inside.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • It's highly flammable, which is why firefighters had to finish extinguishing hotspots before investigators could get to the dead men inside.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • It's highly flammable, which is why firefighters had to finish extinguishing hotspots before investigators could get to the dead men inside.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • It's highly flammable, which is why firefighters had to finish extinguishing hotspots before investigators could get to the dead men inside.

    chron.com Chronicle

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