Inflammable

  • 1 inflammable — [ ɛ̃flamabl ] adj. • 1390; du lat. inflammare ♦ Qui a la propriété de s enflammer facilement et de brûler vivement. L essence, le phosphore sont des matières inflammables. Gaz inflammable. ⊗ CONTR. Apyre, ignifugé, ininflammable. ● inflammable… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Inflammable — In*flam ma*ble, a. [CF. F. inflammable.] 1. Capable of being easily set fire; easily enkindled; combustible; as, inflammable oils or spirits. [1913 Webster] 2. Excitable; irritable; irascible; easily provoked; as, an inflammable temper. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 inflammable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily set on fire. ► NOUN ▪ a substance which is easily set on fire. DERIVATIVES inflammability noun inflammableness noun inflammably adverb. USAGE The words inflammable and …

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  • 4 inflammable — early 15c., in medicine, liable to inflammation, from M.Fr. inflammable and directly from M.L. inflammabilis, from L. inflammare (see INFLAME (Cf. inflame)). As able to be set alight, c.1600. Related: Inflammability …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 inflammable — inflammable, inflammatory Inflammable has the same meaning, i.e. ‘easily set on fire’, as flammable, which is now preferred in official advisory contexts: see flammable. Inflammatory means ‘tending to cause inflammation (of the body)’ and… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 inflammable — [adj] ready to burn burnable, combustible, dangerous, flammable, hazardous, ignitable, incendiary, risky, unsafe; concept 485 Ant. fire proof, incombustible, nonflammable, non inflammable …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 inflammable — index fractious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 inflammable — *combustible, flammable, incendiary, inflammatory Analogous words: igniting, kindling, firing, lighting (see LIGHT vb): flaring, blazing (see BLAZE vb): infuriating, enraging, incensing (see ANGER vb) Antonyms: extinguishable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 inflammable — Inflammable. adj. v. de tout genre. Qui s enflamme facilement. Le soufre, le canfre, sont des matieres fort inflammables …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 10 inflammable — [in flam′ə bəl] adj. [Fr < ML inflammabilis < L inflammare: see INFLAME] 1. FLAMMABLE 2. easily roused, provoked, or excited n. anything flammable inflammability n. inflammableness inflammably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Inflammable — Inflammabilité Pictogramme associé aux produits chimiques inflammables L inflammabilité est la capacité d un matériau à s enflammer plus ou moins facilement au contact d une flamme, d une étincelle ou bien d une température élevée. Par exemple, l …

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  • 12 inflammable — inflammability, inflammableness, n. inflammably, adv. /in flam euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable. 2. easily aroused or excited, as to passion or anger; irascible: an inflammable disposition. n. 3. something… …

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  • 13 inflammable — in•flam•ma•ble [[t]ɪnˈflæm ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable 2) easily aroused to passion or anger 3) something inflammable • Etymology: 1595–1605; < ML in•flam ma•bil′i•ty, in•flam′ma•ble•ness, n.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 inflammable — (in fla mma bl ) adj. 1°   Qui s enflamme facilement. •   Il y a des arts qui ont aussi tout changé dans le monde ; tel est celui de la poudre inflammable, VOLT. Moeurs, rem. VIII.    Terme de chimie. Substances inflammables, substances simples,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 inflammable — in|flam|ma|ble [ınˈflæməbəl] adj 1.) formal inflammable materials or substances will start to burn very easily = ↑flammable ≠ ↑nonflammable ▪ Petrol is highly inflammable. 2.) easily becoming angry or violent, or making people angry or violent ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 inflammable — adjective 1 BrE inflammable materials or substances will start to burn very easily: Petrol is highly inflammable. opposite nonflammable, see flammable 2 an inflammable temper easily becomes angry or violent …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 inflammable — /ɪnˈflæməbəl / (say in flamuhbuhl) adjective 1. capable of being set on fire; combustible. Compare flammable. 2. easily roused to passion; excitable: *Sunday drivers responded … to the fierce, dry wind with feverish irritation and inflammable… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 INFLAMMABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui s’enflamme facilement. Le soufre, l’éther sont des matières fort inflammables. Gaz inflammables. Il signifie, au figuré, Qui est sujet à se prendre de passion, ou qui s’irrite facilement. Un coeur inflammable. Une nature… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 inflammable — [[t]ɪnflæ̱məb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED An inflammable material or chemical catches fire and burns easily. A highly inflammable liquid escaped into the drilling equipment. Syn: flammable …

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  • 20 inflammable — adjective easily set on fire. noun a substance which is easily set on fire. Derivatives inflammability noun inflammableness noun inflammably adverb Usage The words inflammable and flammable both mean ‘easily set on fire’. Inflammable is …

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