Definition of Inflammable

1. Adjective. Easily ignited.

Exact synonyms: Flammable
Similar to: Combustible
Derivative terms: Flammability, Inflammability



Definition of Inflammable

1. a. Capable of being easily set fire; easily enkindled; combustible; as, inflammable oils or spirits.

Definition of Inflammable

1. Adjective. Capable of burning; easily set on fire. ¹

2. Adjective. (figuratively) Easily excited; set off by the slightest excuse; easily enraged or inflamed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inflammable

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Inflammable

1. 1. Capable of being easily set fire; easily enkindled; combustible; as, inflammable oils or spirits. 2. Excitable; irritable; irascible; easily provoked; as, an inflammable temper. Inflammable air, the old chemical name for hydrogen. Origin: CF. F. Inflammable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inflammable

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inflammable (current term)
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Literary usage of Inflammable

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1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1785)
"This is the inflammable air that is drawn from vegetables, but its form is more or lefs attenuated in different cafes. Spirits of wine, vitriolic and marine ..."

2. Transactions of the Society for the Promotion of Useful Arts, in the State by Society for the Promotion of Useful Arts (1814)
"Researches on the light manifested in the combustion of inflammable substances, by COUNT RUMFORD, FKS and Foreign Associate of the National Institute ..."

3. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1813)
"inflammable EARTH, a kind of earth that •v. ill catch fire, and burn like a taper. ... Lime is burnt to great perfection by means of this inflammable earth ..."

4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1789)
"... of the inflammable air wert >. f^ev from fixed air ; and when they were fired with equal ... Alfo the inflammable air had been long confined by water, ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1860)
"... Valve of certain Salts for rendering Fibrous Substance* Non-inflammable. ... danger of conflagrations arising from these highly inflammable substances. ..."

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