(Latin: fire, burn, blaze)

Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, flame.
Producing flames.
Vomiting flames; such as, a volcano.
Of a reddish color.
1. Become inflamed; to get sore.
2. To arouse or to excite feelings and passions.
3. To excite an intense emotion, especially anger or jealousy, in someone.
4. To make an emotion; such as, anger or jealousy to become more intense.
5. To become, or to make body tissue become, red and swollen, in response to an injury or an infection.
1. Arousal to violent emotion.
2. To arouse to passionate feeling or action: "The recent crimes have inflamed the entire community."
3. To make more violent; to intensify.
4. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
5. To turn red or to make something glow: "Many bonfires inflamed the night."
inflammability (s) (noun), inflammabilities (pl)
1. The situation of being easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly: Because of the inflammability of the liquids stored in the garage, they were removed quickly before any fire could start.
2. Quick or easy arousal to a strong emotion; excitability: The inflammability in Jim's temperament was evident when he felt that he was accused of something he did not do or say at all!

Historically, "flammable" and "inflammable" mean the same thing, however the presence of the prefix "in-" has misled many people into assuming that inflammable means "not flammable" or "noncombustible".

The prefix "in-" as used in inflammable is not, however, the Latin negative prefix "in-" which is related to the English "un-" and that appears in such words as "indecent" and "inglorious".

The "in-" used in inflammability is an intensive prefix derived from the Latin preposition "in". This prefix also appears in the word "enflame", but many people are not aware of this derivation, and for clarity's sake it is advisable to use only flammable to give warnings.

inflammable (adjective), more inflammable, most inflammable
1. Something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned; combustible: To keep themselves warm in the living room, Mr. Thompson used inflammable wood so that the family could enjoy the blazing flames in the hearth.
2. Easily aroused or excited, as to passion or anger; irascible: Her father had an inflammable disposition regarding the men she was dating.
The quality or state of being inflammable; inflammability.
1. Arousal to violent emotion.
2. A localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation, injury, or infection, characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function.
3. Redness, swelling, pain, and/or a feeling of heat in an area of the body.

This is a protective reaction to injury, disease, or irritation of the tissues.

4. The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up.
5. The act of setting on fire or of catching on fire.
inflammatory (adjective), more inflammatory, most inflammatory
Descriptive of something which tends to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.: The politician kept making inflammatory speeches against his opponent.
A reference to rousing excitement of anger.
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Relating to produce animosity .
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A person or thing that inflames.
nonflammable (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to something difficult to burn or to ignite: It seemed that the moist sticks were nonflammable because they certainly were hard to kindle.
2. Concerning something that is not combustible or easily set on fire: The matches were very old and had been stored in the basement so they were nonflammable when Jane wanted to light the candle, so she got new ones from the store the next day.
Not inflammatory.
1. An inspiring standard or symbol.
2. The red or orange-red flag of the "Abbey of Saint Denis" in France, used as a standard by the early kings of France.
3. From Old French orie flame; from Latin aurea flamma, "golden flame".

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly, indirectly, or partly to: "fire, burn, glow, or ashes": ars-, ard-; -bust; cand-, cend-; caust-, caut-; crema-; ciner-; ether-; flagr-; focus, foci-; fulg-; gehenna-; ign-; phleg-; phlog-; pyreto-, -pyrexia; pyr-; spod- (ashes; waste); volcan-.