inflammable[in flam′ə bəl]
- The definition of inflammable is something that catches fire easily, or a person or thing that gets excited easily.
- An example of inflammable is gasoline.
- An example of inflammable is the dog breed Chihuahua.
Gasoline is inflammable.
- easily roused, provoked, or excited
Origin of inflammableFrench ; from Medieval Latin inflammabilis ; from Classical Latin inflammare: see inflame
- Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly; flammable. See Usage Note at flammable.
- Quickly or easily aroused to strong emotion; excitable.
Origin of inflammableMiddle English, liable to inflammation, from Medieval Latin īnflammābilis, from Latin īnflammāre, to inflame; see inflame.
(comparative more inflammable, superlative most inflammable)
From Middle French inflammable, from Medieval Latin inflammabilis, from Latin inflammare (“to set on fire”), from in (“in, on”) + flamma (“flame”).