Definition of flammable in English:

flammable

Line breaks: flam|mable
Pronunciation: /ˈflaməb(ə)l
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

flammability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • There are now controls over the type of foams that can be used and the flammability of the covers.
  • Her early research was on the flammability of clothing materials, especially children's sleepwear, and processes for removing farm and garden pesticides from clothing.
  • Factors to weigh in making a decision about insulation material include insulative value, cost, flammability, toxicity, durability, and availability.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin flammare, from flamma 'a flame'.

Usage

The words flammable and inflammable actually mean the same thing: see inflammable (usage).

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