Meaning of FLAMMABLE in English


I. ˈflaməbəl adjective

Etymology: Latin flamm are to flame, set on fire + English -able — more at flame

: capable of being easily ignited and of burning with extreme rapidity — now used technically in preference to inflammable ; compare combustible , explosive

cannot be used for safety reasons in coal mines in which flammable gases are present — A.C.Morrison

II. noun

( -s )

: a flammable substance

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