Inflammable meaning

ĭn-flăm'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.

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Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly; flammable.
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Quickly or easily aroused to strong emotion; excitable.
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Easily roused, provoked, or excited.
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Anything flammable.
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Capable of burning; easily set on fire.
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(figuratively) Easily excited; set off by the slightest excuse; easily enraged or inflamed.
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Origin of inflammable

  • Middle English liable to inflammation from Medieval Latin īnflammābilis from Latin īnflammāre to inflame inflame
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French inflammable, from Medieval Latin inflammabilis, from Latin inflammare (“to set on fire”), from in (“in, on”) + flamma (“flame”).
    From Wiktionary