- 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
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for inflammable
Her heart seemed not easy to reach; her impulses were not inflammable.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Somewhere it would finally reach wood; that was inflammable.The Mind Master
Arthur J. Burks
The remainder was inflammable, and burned with a blue flame.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
Especially, if you both have inflammable tempers, do not both get mad at once.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
Like oxygen, it supports the combustion of some inflammable substances.A Treatise on Domestic Economy</p>
Catherine Esther Beecher
- liable to catch fire; flammable
- readily aroused to anger or passion
- something that is liable to catch fire
Word Origin and History for inflammable
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.