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flammable

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adjective flam·ma·ble \ˈfla-mə-bəl\

Simple Definition of flammable

  • : capable of being set on fire and of burning quickly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flammable

  1. :  capable of being easily ignited and of burning quickly

flammable noun

Examples of flammable in a sentence

  1. <avoid wearing loose flammable clothing when using the blowtorch>



Origin of flammable

Latin flammare to flame, set on fire, from flamma


First Known Use: 1813

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FLAMMABLE Defined for Kids

flammable

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adjective flam·ma·ble \ˈfla-mə-bəl\

Definition of flammable for Students

  1. :  capable of being easily set on fire and of burning quickly





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