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flammable

[flam-uh-buh l] /ˈflæm ə bəl/
adjective
1.
easily set on fire; combustible; inflammable.
Origin of flammable
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin flammā(re) to set on fire + -ble
Related forms
flammability, noun
Usage note
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flammable

/ˈflæməbəl/
adjective
1.
liable to catch fire; readily combustible; inflammable
Derived Forms
flammability, noun
Usage note
Flammable and inflammable are interchangeable when used of the properties of materials. Flammable is, however, often preferred for warning labels as there is less likelihood of misunderstanding (inflammable being sometimes taken to mean not flammable). Inflammable is preferred in figurative contexts: this could prove to be an inflammable situation
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Word Origin and History for flammable
adj.

1813, from Latin flammare "to set on fire" (from flamma; see flame) + -able.

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