flammability

noun
flam·​ma·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌfla-mə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce flammability (audio) \

Definition of flammability

: ability to support combustion especially : a high capacity for combustion

Examples of flammability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of Oregon’s signature trees, like dogwood and Japanese maple, are on the low-flammability list. oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2021 The key to avoiding these risks is to use materials that are certified to meet flammability requirements, and/or are used in assemblies that have passed realistic fire tests as well as automatic fire sprinklers in the interior as a minimum. Louis Gritzo, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 The lawsuit also provides similar examples involving children’s pajamas that violated flammability standards and nearly 400,000 hair dryers sold without the mandatory devices to protect against electrocution. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 The lawsuit also provides similar examples involving children’s pajamas that violated flammability standards and nearly 400,000 hair dryers sold without the mandatory devices to protect against electrocution. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 Ford was named as the source on Sept. 3 and has worked with officials since then to address the situation, which included concern about potential flammability and contamination. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 20 Sep. 2020 The lawsuit also provides similar examples involving children’s pajamas that violated flammability standards and nearly 400,000 hair dryers sold without the mandatory devices to protect against electrocution. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 About the possible flammability of spray-on sunscreen. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 2 Aug. 2021 The lawsuit also provides similar examples involving children’s pajamas that violated flammability standards and nearly 400,000 hair dryers sold without the mandatory devices to protect against electrocution. Washington Post, 14 July 2021

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First Known Use of flammability

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flammability was in 1646

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Last Updated

28 Nov 2021

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“Flammability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flammability. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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