Definitions for inflammableɪnˈflæm ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•flam•ma•ble*ɪnˈflæm ə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable.

  2. easily aroused to passion or anger.

  3. (n.)something inflammable.

* Usage: inflammable and flammable both mean “combustible.”inflammable is the older by about 200 years. flammable now has certain technical uses, particularly as a warning on vehicles carrying combustible materials, because of a belief that some might interpret the intensive prefix in - of inflammable as a negative prefix and thus think the word means “noncombustible.”inflammable is the word more usu. used in nontechnical and figurative contexts: inflammable clothing; an inflammable temper.

Origin of inflammable:

1595–1605; < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. flammable, inflammable(adj)

    easily ignited

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inflammable(adjective)ɪnˈflæm ə bəl


    inflammable liquids


  1. inflammable(Adjective)

    Capable of burning; easily set on fire.

  2. inflammable(Adjective)

    Easily excited; set off by the slightest excuse; easily enraged or inflamed.

  3. Origin: From as if *, from inflammare, from in + flamma.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inflammable(adj)

    capable of being easily set fire; easily enkindled; combustible; as, inflammable oils or spirits

  2. Inflammable(adj)

    excitable; irritable; irascible; easily provoked; as, an inflammable temper

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


easily set on fire

Paper is highly inflammable.

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