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in·flam·ma·ble

 (ĭn-flăm′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly; flammable. See Usage Note at flammable.
2. Quickly or easily aroused to strong emotion; excitable.

[Middle English, liable to inflammation, from Medieval Latin īnflammābilis, from Latin īnflammāre, to inflame; see inflame.]

in·flam′ma·bil′i·ty n.
in·flam′ma·ble n.
in·flam′ma·bly adv.

inflammable

(ɪnˈflæməbəl)
adj
1. liable to catch fire; flammable
2. readily aroused to anger or passion
n
something that is liable to catch fire
inˌflammaˈbility, inˈflammableness n
inˈflammably adv
Usage: See at flammable

in•flam•ma•ble

(ɪnˈflæm ə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable.
2. easily aroused to passion or anger.
n.
3. something inflammable.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin]
in•flam`ma•bil′i•ty, in•flam′ma•ble•ness, n.
in•flam′ma•bly, adv.
usage: inflammable and flammable both mean “combustible.” inflammable is the older by about 200 years. flammable now has certain technical uses, particularly as a warning on vehicles carrying combustible materials, because of a belief that some might interpret the intensive prefix in- of inflammable as a negative prefix and thus think the word means “noncombustible.” inflammable is the word more usu. used in nontechnical and figurative contexts: inflammable clothing; an inflammable temper.

flammable

inflammable

Both flammable and inflammable are used to describe materials or chemicals that burn easily.

A window had been smashed and flammable liquid poured in.
...commercial centres, holding large stocks of inflammable materials.

Be Careful!
Inflammable is not the opposite of flammable. The opposite is non-flammable.

The fuel is recyclable, clean and non-flammable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inflammable - easily ignited
combustible - capable of igniting and burning

inflammable

adjective flammable, explosive, volatile, incendiary, combustible A highly inflammable liquid escaped into the equipment. see flammable
Translations
سَريع الإلْتِهاب، سَريع التَّهَيُّج
hořlavý
brandfarlig
eldfimur
degumas
ugunsnedrošsviegli uzliesmojošs
kolay tutuşur/ateş alır

inflammable

[ɪnˈflæməbl] ADJ
1. [liquid, substance, fabric] → inflamable
"highly inflammable"muy inflamable
2. (fig) [situation] → explosivo

inflammable

[ɪnˈflæməbəl] adj (British)inflammable

inflammable

adj (lit)feuergefährlich, (leicht) entzündbar; fabricleicht entflammbar; (fig) temperamentexplosiv, leicht reizbar; situationbrisant, gereizt; “highly inflammableVorsicht Feuergefahr“, „feuergefährlich“

inflammable

[ɪnˈflæməbl] adj (substance, fabric) → infiammabile (fig) (situation) → esplosivo/a

inflammable

(inˈflӕməbl) adjective
easily set on fire. Paper is highly inflammable.
inˌflammaˈbility noun
inflammation (infləˈmeiʃən) noun
(a place in the body where there is) development of heat with pain, redness and swelling. Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils.
inflammable means the same as flammable:
a highly inflammable gas.

inflammable

adj inflamable
References in classic literature ?
As he glanced from Jo to several other young people, attracted by the brilliancy of the philosophic pyrotechnics, he knit his brows and longed to speak, fearing that some inflammable young soul would be led astray by the rockets, to find when the display was over that they had only an empty stick or a scorched hand.
Shortly afterwards, a man in a blue cotton frock, much soiled, came in and bought a pipe, filling the whole shop, meanwhile, with the hot odor of strong drink, not only exhaled in the torrid atmosphere of his breath, but oozing out of his entire system, like an inflammable gas.
The genius of republics (say they) is pacific; the spirit of commerce has a tendency to soften the manners of men, and to extinguish those inflammable humors which have so often kindled into wars.
If his liver "heated," to use an old-fashioned word, his heart was not less inflammable.
I was about to throw it away, but I remembered that it was inflammable and burned with a good bright flame--was, in fact, an excellent candle--and I put it in my pocket.
For this purpose, the inflammable gas which exudes plentifully from the soil is collected by means of pipes, and thence communicated to a quadruple row of lamps along the whole extent of the passage.
An inflammable gas, and one markedly lighter than the atmosphere.
Out of the court, and a long way out of it, there is considerable excitement too, for men of science and philosophy come to look, and carriages set down doctors at the corner who arrive with the same intent, and there is more learned talk about inflammable gases and phosphuretted hydrogen than the court has ever imagined.
We have delayed too long," exclaimed the doctor; "we must now pass through a zone of fire, with our balloon filled as it is with inflammable gas
No lights whatever were safe amidst that bundle of inflammable things.
Yes, please do," answered the general, and he repeated the order that had already once been given in detail: "and tell the hussars that they are to cross last and to fire the bridge as I ordered; and the inflammable material on the bridge must be reinspected.
Casaubon had been the mere occasion which had set alight the fine inflammable material of her youthful illusions, does it follow that he was fairly represented in the minds of those less impassioned personages who have hitherto delivered their judgments concerning him?