adjective flam·ma·ble \ˈfla-mə-bəl\

: capable of being set on fire and of burning quickly

Full Definition of FLAMMABLE

:  capable of being easily ignited and of burning quickly
flammable noun

Examples of FLAMMABLE

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


Latin flammare to flame, set on fire, from flamma
First Known Use: 1813

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FLAMMABLE Defined for Kids


adjective flam·ma·ble \ˈfla-mə-bəl\

Definition of FLAMMABLE for Kids

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


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