Origin of inflammable
Examples from the Web for inflammability
I think that, in all, I have had four instances of inflammable air losing its inflammability, while it stood in water.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air|Joseph Priestley
Risk depends, of course, largely upon the character and inflammability of the forest cover and the presence of human causes.Our National Forests|Richard H. Douai Boerker
If we wish the celibate to respect marriage, married people ought to have some regard for the inflammability of bachelors.The Physiology of Marriage, Complete|Honore de Balzac
It is also used in fireworks on account of its inflammability.Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
The inflammability of coal dust varies with different coals, but none can be said to be entirely free from risk.
British Dictionary definitions for inflammability
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.