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
Recent Examples on the Web Ricardo Hallal Fakury, a structural engineer at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, tells Nature News that the building was built with nonflammable materials and equipped with smoke detectors. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Second Brazilian Museum Fire in Two Years Sparks Calls for Reform," 6 July 2020 Most modern airships use helium, a nonflammable but expensive and rare gas. April White, Smithsonian, "Why Zeppelins Are on the Rise Again," 22 Nov. 2019 What’s left is a nonflammable gas that is then transported to market by a 425-mile pipeline that terminates in Bushton, Kan. Stoll says Cliffside has a soul. Laura Garcia,, "Global helium market faces more uncertainty as government prepares to sell its stockpile stored in Texas," 21 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of nonflammable

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonflammable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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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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