inflammableness

inflammableness
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’. It is, however, safer to use flammable if one wishes to avoid ambiguity, as the in- prefix of inflammable can give the impression that the word means ‘non-flammable’.

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