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inflammable

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Definition easily started on fire and burned
  • The product label warns that it is inflammable.
inflammable = easily started on fire and burned
(editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • When Cavindish discovered hydrogen, he called it "inflammable air".
  • inflammable = easily started on fire and burned
    (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • He sprinkled the pages with cider to make them more inflammable, touched a match to them, and a little jet of flame curled upward.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • inflammable = easily burned
    (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • But that evening, when my fountain pen still hadn't turned up, we all assumed it had been burned, especially because celluloid is highly inflammable.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • inflammable = easily burned
    (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Out of the court, and a long way out of it, there is considerable excitement too, for men of science and philosophy come to look, and carriages set down doctors at the corner who arrive with the same intent, and there is more learned talk about inflammable gases and phosphuretted hydrogen than the court has ever imagined.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • inflammable = easily burned
    (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Farid took two torches and the bottle of inflammable liquid from Dustfinger's backpack.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Gauldin, though serene in appearance, had an inflammable temper, which the application of too much pressure could quickly ignite.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Ralph Touchett had praised his cousin for being morally inflammable, that is for being quick to take a hint that was meant as good advice.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Leo could make a lot of things, but an inflammable, self-cleaning outfit wasn't one of them.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • "And if you were not my son, O most inflammable Rabadash," replied his father, "your life would be short and your death slow when you had said it."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Ralph Touchett had praised his cousin for being morally inflammable, that is for being quick to take a hint that was meant as good advice.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Madame Merle, that afternoon, had applied the match to an accumulation of inflammable material.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • However, the curse of inflammability is upon me, and I must live under it, and take any snub from a woman.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He may venture without fear of explosion into the midst of the most inflammable gases, and the lantern will burn beneath the deepest waters.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • "You spoke to me of inflammable material," said he, "but you said nothing about firing it."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • I was about to throw it away, but I remembered that it was inflammable and burned with a good bright flame—was, in fact, an excellent candle—and I put it in my pocket.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Into one edge of this little area the trapper brought the females, directing Middleton and Paul to cover their light and inflammable dresses with the blankets of the party.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • He started to clear the area of leaves, twigs, and grass; everything inflammable he swept aside; so that the evil spirits of the bush fire should have nothing to feed on.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • Why, Dave, the darn fool, sent me ether, instead of chloroform like I told him, and you know ether fumes are mighty inflammable, especially with that lamp right by the table.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • (editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)
  • For this purpose, the inflammable gas which exudes plentifully from the soil is collected by means of pipes, and thence communicated to a quadruple row of lamps along the whole extent of the passage.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
(editor's note:  This word is often confused because in is often used as a prefix for not, but in this case the prefix means within. Today, most people just say flammable which has the same meaning and won't be confused.)

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