Definition of inflammable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈflæməbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈflæməbl//
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  1. 1(especially British English) = flammable inflammable material These gases are highly inflammable. More Like This Words that look like opposites, but aren’t different/​indifferent, interested/​disinterested, famous/​infamous, flammable/​inflammable, savoury/​unsavoury, sensible/​insensible, valuable/​invaluableSee worksheet.
  2. 2full of strong emotions or violence
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French, or from Latin inflammare, from in- ‘into’ + flamma ‘flame’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inflammable

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