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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flam-uh-buh l]
    • /ˈflæm ə bəl/
    • /ˈflæm.ə.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flam-uh-buh l]
    • /ˈflæm ə bəl/

Definitions of flammable word

  • adjective flammable easily set on fire; combustible; inflammable. 1
  • noun flammable See inflammable.   1
  • noun flammable Easily set on fire. 1
  • adjective flammable that burns easily 1
  • adjective flammable Flammable chemicals, gases, cloth, or other things catch fire and burn easily. 0
  • adjective flammable liable to catch fire; readily combustible; inflammable 0

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Origin of flammable

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
1805-15; < Latin flammā(re) to set on fire + -ble

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Parts of speech for Flammable


flammable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for flammable

adj flammable

  • incendiary — used or adapted for setting property on fire: incendiary bombs.
  • combustible — A combustible material or gas catches fire and burns easily.
  • inflammable — capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable.
  • burnable — able to be burned
  • ignitable — to set on fire; kindle.

adjective flammable

  • igneous — Geology. produced under conditions involving intense heat, as rocks of volcanic origin or rocks crystallized from molten magma.

Antonyms for flammable

adj flammable

  • fireproof — resistant to destruction by fire.
  • incombustible — not combustible; incapable of being burned; fireproof.
  • flameproof — resisting the effect of flames; not readily ignited or burned by flames.

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