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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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It runs far deeper and far inflammably on many an other account.
In fact,our giddy mood had been inflammably ignited and by the time we saw the first exhibit, we were convulsed with hilarity.
Honourable High Court did not fail to note that this was a case inflammably communal in nature.