flammability


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to flammability: Flammability limits

flam·ma·ble

 (flăm′ə-bəl)
adj.
Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly.

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

flam′ma·bil′i·ty n.
flam′ma·ble n.
Usage Note: Inflammable means "combustible," and has the same meaning as the word flammable. How is this possible? The prefix in- here is not the Latin negative prefix in- (which is related to the English un- and appears in words such as indecent and inglorious) but is derived from the Latin preposition in, "in." This prefix also appears in the word inflame. However, some people mistakenly think that inflammable means "not flammable." Therefore, for clarity's sake, it is safest to avoid inflammable altogether and use flammable instead.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flammability - the quality of being easily ignited and burning rapidly
burnability, combustibility, combustibleness - the quality of being capable of igniting and burning
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

flammability

[ˌflæməˈbɪlɪtɪ] ninfiammabilità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
For each area, the experts considered the direction of current research & development and how it may impact future fire hazard reduction goals such as developing new materials, establishing product flammability standards and advancing computational tools.
In order to help students and researchers predict or design the combustion property of a newly designed or synthesized organic compound, Keshavarz provides details of flash point, autoignition, flammability limit, and heat of combustion of different classes of combustible organic compounds.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to AerSale[R] for installation of its AerSafe system on Airbus 321 aircraft (ST04010NY) in compliance with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule, the company said.
The development and commercialization of Natural-FR is said to have resulted in a unique compound with green credentials that provides the industry with material flammability, used either on its own or as a cover layer.
The store has recalled the Children's Hair Raising Masks and Hair Raising Hands after its own tests found "safs ety issues" with their flammability.
On June 7, 2017, NCBI staff will show you how to use PubChem's Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS) to find the most relevant chemical safety information including flammability, toxicity, exposure limits and symptoms, first aid, handling and clean up.
ASHRAE Standard 34-2016, Designation and Classification of Refrigerants, defines flammability in three separate classes:
standard specification for ethanol fuel blends for flexible-fuel automotive spark ignition engines (ASTM D5798 [2]) states that "The addition of hydrocarbon blendstock to fuel ethanol changes its volatility and can effect the flammability of fuel tank vapors".
"While it's unrealistic to expect costumes to be completely flame-proof, we would like children's Halloween costumes to have their own regulations, with strict standards around flammability."
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to adopt the upholstered furniture performance standards and flammability test methods prescribed by California's Technical Bulletin 117-2013.