An inflammable material or chemical catches fire and burns easily.

A highly inflammable liquid escaped into the drilling equipment.


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  • inflammable — [ ɛ̃flamabl ] adj. • 1390; du lat. inflammare ♦ Qui a la propriété de s enflammer facilement et de brûler vivement. L essence, le phosphore sont des matières inflammables. Gaz inflammable. ⊗ CONTR. Apyre, ignifugé, ininflammable. ● inflammable… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inflammable — In*flam ma*ble, a. [CF. F. inflammable.] 1. Capable of being easily set fire; easily enkindled; combustible; as, inflammable oils or spirits. [1913 Webster] 2. Excitable; irritable; irascible; easily provoked; as, an inflammable temper. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflammable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily set on fire. ► NOUN ▪ a substance which is easily set on fire. DERIVATIVES inflammability noun inflammableness noun inflammably adverb. USAGE The words inflammable and …   English terms dictionary

  • inflammable — early 15c., in medicine, liable to inflammation, from M.Fr. inflammable and directly from M.L. inflammabilis, from L. inflammare (see INFLAME (Cf. inflame)). As able to be set alight, c.1600. Related: Inflammability …   Etymology dictionary

  • inflammable — inflammable, inflammatory Inflammable has the same meaning, i.e. ‘easily set on fire’, as flammable, which is now preferred in official advisory contexts: see flammable. Inflammatory means ‘tending to cause inflammation (of the body)’ and… …   Modern English usage

  • inflammable — [adj] ready to burn burnable, combustible, dangerous, flammable, hazardous, ignitable, incendiary, risky, unsafe; concept 485 Ant. fire proof, incombustible, nonflammable, non inflammable …   New thesaurus

  • inflammable — index fractious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inflammable — *combustible, flammable, incendiary, inflammatory Analogous words: igniting, kindling, firing, lighting (see LIGHT vb): flaring, blazing (see BLAZE vb): infuriating, enraging, incensing (see ANGER vb) Antonyms: extinguishable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inflammable — Inflammable. adj. v. de tout genre. Qui s enflamme facilement. Le soufre, le canfre, sont des matieres fort inflammables …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • inflammable — [in flam′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < ML inflammabilis < L inflammare: see INFLAME] 1. FLAMMABLE 2. easily roused, provoked, or excited n. anything flammable inflammability n. inflammableness inflammably adv …   English World dictionary

  • Inflammable — Inflammabilité Pictogramme associé aux produits chimiques inflammables L inflammabilité est la capacité d un matériau à s enflammer plus ou moins facilement au contact d une flamme, d une étincelle ou bien d une température élevée. Par exemple, l …   Wikipédia en Français

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