- capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable.
- easily aroused or excited, as to passion or anger; irascible: an inflammable disposition.
- something inflammable.
Origin of inflammable
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Examples from the Web for inflammability
It is also used in fireworks on account of its inflammability.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
We find that it differs in respect to its purity, and also in respect to its inflammability.
Its inflammability is, of course, a serious obstacle to its general use.Plague
Thomas Wright Jackson
Besides this, petroleum is highly dangerous on account of its inflammability.Paper and Printing Recipes
J. Sawtelle Ford
Apparently unknown to Murdock, previous observations had been made as to the inflammability of gas from coal.Artificial Light
- liable to catch fire; flammable
- readily aroused to anger or passion
- something that is liable to catch fire
Word Origin and History for inflammability
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.