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flam·ma·ble

(flam'a-bĕl), This word is preferred to inflammable; the prefix in- is sometimes mistaken for a sign of negation.
The property of burning readily and quickly.
Synonym(s): inflammable
[L. flamma, flame]

flammable

the property of igniting and burning easily and rapidly. Also inflammable.

flam·ma·ble

(flam'a-bĕl) This word is preferred to inflammable; the prefix in- is sometimes mistaken for a sign of negation.
The property of burning readily and quickly.
Synonym(s): inflammable.
[L. flamma, flame]
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