non·​flam·​ma·​ble | \ ˌnän-ˈfla-mə-bəl How to pronounce nonflammable (audio) \

Definition of nonflammable

: not flammable specifically : not easily ignited and not burning rapidly if ignited

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nonflammability \ ˌnän-​ˌfla-​mə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce nonflammability (audio) \ noun

Examples of nonflammable in a Sentence

children's pajamas made of nonflammable fabric

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Immediately take the pages to a secure, nonflammable area like a concrete patio, your driveway, fireplace, or barbecue and set them on fire. Habib Sadeghi,, "Do This for 12 Minutes a Day to Release Negative Emotions," 21 June 2018 Several pounds of a nonflammable exploding target used for practice were recovered from Mr. Paddock’s home in Mesquite, about an hour outside Las Vegas, Sheriff Lombardo said. C. J. Chivers, Thomas Gibbons-neff And Adam Goldman, New York Times, "Gunman’s Vantage Point and Preparations Opened the Way for Mass Slaughter," 2 Oct. 2017 Use nonflammable landscaping or high-moisture annuals and perennials. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Boise looks to team up with landowners to fight fire, invasive plants in Foothills," 24 June 2017 And there is angry suspicion that lives could have been saved had relatively small sums of additional money been spent on Grenfell for nonflammable material. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "‘This Is Appalling’: Evacuated London Residents Try to Cope," 24 June 2017 Its battery is nonflammable, bendable, inexpensive to make and, in theory, much longer lasting. Tamara Chuang, The Denver Post, "Your smartphone battery is going to get way better if Prieto can turn its 3-D battery into a commercial reality," 18 June 2017 His company finishes gas fireplace installations with lava rock or other loose, nonflammable material underneath the log, mainly for aesthetic reasons. Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register, "Gas fireplaces offer a wide range of styles, and they’re good for the environment," 20 Jan. 2017 Attempts to install nonflammable barriers at vertical and horizontal intervals were ineffective in practice. David D. Kirkpatrick, Danny Hakim And James Glanz, New York Times, "Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety," 24 June 2017 Midley set out to create a gas that was stable, nonflammable, noncorrosive and safe to breathe. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "One Man Invented Two of the Deadliest Substances of the 20th Century," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of nonflammable

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonflammable was in 1898

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English Language Learners Definition of nonflammable

: not burning or not burning easily : not easily set on fire


non·​flam·​ma·​ble | \ ˈnän-ˈfla-mə-bəl How to pronounce nonflammable (audio) \

Kids Definition of nonflammable

: not easily set on fire nonflammable fabric

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