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[in-flam-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈflæm ə bəl/

capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable.
easily aroused or excited, as to passion or anger; irascible:
an inflammable disposition.
something inflammable.
liable to catch fire; flammable
readily aroused to anger or passion
something that is liable to catch fire

early 15c., in medicine, “liable to inflammation,” from Middle French inflammable and directly from Medieval Latin inflammabilis, from Latin inflammare (see inflame). As “able to be set alight,” c.1600. Related: Inflammability.


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