flameless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

flame +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

flameless (not comparable)

  1. That does not emit flames.
    • 1892, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Phase the Fourth, Chapter 34,[1]
      A steady glare from the now flameless embers painted the sides and back of the fireplace with its colour []
    • 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, Chapter 11,
      Mr Shrivell pulled one of [the exercise-books] out of the fire and, holding it by a flameless corner, waved it for a moment before the clock.