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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [in-flam-uh-buh l]
    • /ɪnˈflæm ə bəl/
    • /ɪnflæməˈbɪlɪtɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [in-flam-uh-buh l]
    • /ɪnˈflæm ə bəl/

Definitions of inflammability word

  • adjective inflammability capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable. 1
  • adjective inflammability easily aroused or excited, as to passion or anger; irascible: an inflammable disposition. 1
  • noun inflammability something inflammable. 1
  • noun inflammability The condition of being inflammable. 1

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Origin of inflammability

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin inflammābilis, equivalent to Latin inflammā(re) to inflame + -bilis -ble

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Parts of speech for Inflammability


inflammability popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

inflammability usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for inflammability

adj inflammability

  • asbestos — Asbestos is a grey material which does not burn and which has been used as a protection against fire or heat.
  • fire-resistant — totally or almost totally unburnable.
  • fireproof — resistant to destruction by fire.
  • incombustible — not combustible; incapable of being burned; fireproof.

adjective inflammability

  • flameproof — resisting the effect of flames; not readily ignited or burned by flames.
  • noncombustible — not flammable.
  • nonflammable — not flammable; not combustible or easily set on fire.

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