Definitions for flammableˈflæm ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flam•ma•ble*ˈflæm ə bəl(adj.)

  1. easily set on fire; combustible.

    Category: Usage Note

* Usage: See inflammable.

Origin of flammable:

1805–15; < L flammā(re) to set on fire + -ble


Princeton's WordNet

  1. flammable, inflammable(adj)

    easily ignited

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flammable(adjective)ˈflæm ə bəl

    that can burn easily

    highly flammable liquids


  1. flammable(Noun)

    Any flammable substance.

  2. flammable(Adjective)

    Capable of burning, especially a liquid.

  3. flammable(Adjective)

    Easily set on fire.

  4. flammable(Adjective)

    Subject to easy ignition and rapid flaming combustion.

  5. Origin: From Latin inflammare ‘to set on fire’ + the suffix -able via English inflammable. The in- prefix is dropped to avoid confusion with non-flammable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flammable(adj)


Translations for flammable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


able or likely to burn

flammable material.

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