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Back-formation from inflammable, which is used to avoid confusion with non-flammable, as the prefix in- could be mistakenly thought to mean "un-; non-", while in fact, it is rather closely related to en-.
- Capable of burning, especially a liquid.
- Easily set on fire.
- Subject to easy ignition and rapid flaming combustion.
capable of burning — See also translations at inflammable
easily set on fire
subject to easy ignition and rapid flaming combustion
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flammable (plural flammables)
- Any flammable substance.