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



BrE BrE//ˈflæməbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflæməbl//
(also inflammable especially in British English)
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that can burn easily highly flammable liquids These materials are highly flammable. opposite non-flammable 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. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Latin flammare, from flamma ‘a flame’.
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