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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.
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Noun1.inflammability - the quality of being easily ignited and burning rapidly
burnability, combustibility, combustibleness - the quality of being capable of igniting and burning
إلتِهابيَّه، قابليَّة الإلْتِهاب
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(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.
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It couldn't be unaware of the centrality as also the inflammability of the Kashmir dispute.
Supply of laboratory instruments to preserve textile samples, control temperature & humidity & inflammability features required for the textile technology center at the Faculty's annex in Sheikh Zayed City.
Whether or not the subtle processes of physiological chemistry can effect changes which increase the general inflammability of the tissues of the human body is a question still in the region of conjecture.