Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: flammare 'to set on fire'

flammable

adjective
     
flam‧ma‧ble
something that is flammable burns easily [↪ inflammable, nonflammable]:
Caution! Highly flammable liquid.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary