flammable

adjective flam·ma·ble \ ˈfla-mə-bəl \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of flammable

: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

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Origin and Etymology of flammable

Latin flammare to flame, set on fire, from flamma

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FLAMMABLE Defined for English Language Learners

flammable

adjective

Definition of flammable for English Language Learners

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


FLAMMABLE Defined for Kids

flammable

adjective flam·ma·ble \ ˈfla-mə-bəl \

Definition of flammable for Students

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


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