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[non-flam-uh-buh l] /nɒnˈflæm ə bəl/
not flammable; not combustible or easily set on fire.
Origin of nonflammable
1960-65; non- + flammable Unabridged
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  • New ships have rigid envelopes that eliminate the need for a frame, and they are filled with nonflammable helium.
  • Gas generally regarded as nonflammable but does burn within certain vapor concentration limits and with strong ignition.
  • Materials in this group are mostly nonflammable and non-combustible.
  • It is nonflammable and is only slightly soluble in water.
  • These compounds are technically nonflammable, but are combustible.
  • They are generally nonflammable, but are combustible.
  • Place the cork and peanut on a nonflammable surface.
  • Dispels the belief that methyl chloroform is nonflammable.
  • These solutions are nonflammable and generally less toxic than petroleum-based solvents.
  • nonflammable gases such as halothane replaced flammable anaesthetics such as ether.
British Dictionary definitions for nonflammable


incapable of burning or not easily set on fire; not flammable
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nonflammable in Medicine

nonflammable non·flam·ma·ble (nŏn-flām'ə-bəl)
Not flammable, especially not readily ignited and not rapidly burned.

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