flammable

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from inflammable, which is used to avoid confusion with non-flammable, as the prefix in- is often used to mean "un-; non-", although it was originally meant in a sense closely related to en-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈflæməbəl/
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Adjective[edit]

flammable (comparative more flammable, superlative most flammable)

  1. Capable of burning, especially a liquid.
  2. Easily set on fire.
  3. Subject to easy ignition and rapid flaming combustion.

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Noun[edit]

flammable (plural flammables)

  1. Any flammable substance.