flammable

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adjective flam·ma·ble \ˈfla-mə-bəl\

Definition of flammable

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

flammable

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Examples of flammable in a Sentence

  1. avoid wearing loose flammable clothing when using the blowtorch

Origin and Etymology of flammable

Latin flammare to flame, set on fire, from flamma


First Known Use: 1813

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FLAMMABLE Defined for English Language Learners

flammable

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adjective flam·ma·ble \ˈfla-mə-bəl\

Definition of flammable for English Language Learners

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


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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