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flammable

combustible (technical use, on a warning sign: caution! flammable)
Not to be confused with:
inflammable – combustible (figuratively: inflammable emotions)
nonflammable – not combustible or easily set on fire

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.

flammable

(ˈflæməbəl)
adj
liable to catch fire; readily combustible; inflammable
ˌflammaˈbility n
Usage: Flammable and inflammable are interchangeable when used of the properties of materials. Flammable is, however, often preferred for warning labels as there is less likelihood of misunderstanding (inflammable being sometimes taken to mean not flammable). Inflammable is preferred in figurative contexts: this could prove to be an inflammable situation

flam•ma•ble

(ˈflæm ə bəl)

adj.
easily set on fire; combustible.
[1805–15; < Latin flammā(re) to set on fire + -ble]
flam`ma•bil′i•ty, n.
usage: See inflammable.

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.flammable - easily ignited
combustible - capable of igniting and burning

flammable

adjective combustible, incendiary, inflammable, ignitable flammable liquids such as petrol or paraffin
Usage: Flammable and inflammable are interchangeable when used of the properties of materials. Flammable is, however, often preferred for warning labels as there is less likelihood of misunderstanding (inflammable being sometimes taken to mean not flammable). Inflammable is preferred in figurative contexts: this could prove to be an inflammable situation.
Translations
قابِل للإلْتِهاب، سريع الأشْتِعالقَابِلٌ لِلِاشْتِعَال
inflamable
hořlavý
brændbarbrandbarbrandfarligletantændelig
palavasyttyvä
zapaljiv
eldfimur
可燃性の
인화성의
łatwopalnyłatwopalnałatwopalne
brännbarlättantändlig
ซึ่งไวไฟ
yanıcıkolay tutuşur
dễ cháy

flammable

[ˈflæməbl] ADJinflamable

flammable

[ˈflæməbəl] adjinflammable

flammable

[ˈflæməbl] adjinfiammabile

flame

(fleim) noun
the bright light of something burning. A small flame burned in the lamp.
verb
1. to burn with flames. His eyes flamed with anger.
2. to become very hot, red etc. Her cheeks flamed with embarrassment.
ˈflaming adjective
flammable (ˈflӕməbl) adjective
able or likely to burn. flammable material.
flame of the forest
a tropical tree with large bright-red flowers and long brown pods.

see also inflammable.

flammable

قَابِلٌ لِلِاشْتِعَال hořlavý brændbar brennbar εύφλεκτος inflamable syttyvä inflammable zapaljiv infiammabile 可燃性の 인화성의 ontvlambaar brennbar łatwopalny inflamável огнеопасный brännbar ซึ่งไวไฟ yanıcı dễ cháy 易燃的

flammable

adj inflamable
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