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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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Based on EPA's site inspection and sampling of 21 leaking and deteriorated drums discovered in an abandoned truck, the Agency determined that a release of hazardous substances into the environment had already occurred, and that the flammable nature of the drummed substances posed a significant fire hazard.
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Remove flammable vegetation within 10 feet of wood piles.
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Survey for safety hazards such as live wires, leaking gas, flammable liquids, poisonous gases and damage to foundations or underground piping
Clear all flammable vegetation, including vegetation under structures and dispose of it properly.
All safety equipment required for handling flammable solvents is onboard this oven, including explosion-venting door hardware.
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Be aware of the placement of candles, keeping them away from walls, window treatments, papers and other flammable materials.
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