Meaning of FLAMMABLE in English

FLAMMABLE

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

highly

Many packaging materials contain highly flammable substances that could make a fire suddenly flare up.

But take great care lighting stoves - tents are highly flammable .

Even the humble sparkler can cause horrific injuries when combined with a highly flammable shell suit.

As a player Souness has a highly flammable temper; when he loses the head, something snaps.

■ NOUN

liquid

Mr Chittenden had already doused himself in a flammable liquid and set himself alight.

Class B for flammable liquids like gasoline, oil, and grease.

The occupant returned home at 10.30 last night to find flammable liquid had been poured through the letterbox.

material

Wooden-framed furniture is best, then at least you can change the cushions for less flammable material .

But the realization of Toon and his collaborators was that urban areas are vast concentrations of flammable materials .

Officials now confess that about 100 factories in Moscow are crammed with flammable materials .

An airburst ignites flammable materials out to distances of many kilometers from ground zero.

Are all flammable materials , including waste paper, kept away from fires?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Caution! Highly flammable chemicals.

Hydrogen is a highly flammable gas.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He felt as flammable as old newsprint.

Lower oxygen would be anemic, while greater oxygen would be too flammable .

Many packaging materials contain highly flammable substances that could make a fire suddenly flare up.

The use, storage, and transportation of poisonous, explosive, or flammable substances have long been regulated.

There was flammable goo all over the place.

Wooden-framed furniture is best, then at least you can change the cushions for less flammable material.

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