not able to be burned easily

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  • non-flammable — see flammable …   Modern English usage

  • non-flammable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not catching fire easily …   English terms dictionary

  • non-flammable — adj. not inflammable. * * * adj not flammable, fireproof, fire resistant, flame resistant, incombustible, uninflammable ≠ flammable, inflammable * * * non flammˈable adjective 1. Not easily set on fire 2. Not flammable (non flam film acetate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • non-flammable — adjective not catching fire easily. Usage The adjectives non flammable and non inflammable have the same meaning: see usage at flammable …   English new terms dictionary

  • non-flammable — UK / US adjective non flammable cloth does not burn easily …   English dictionary

  • non-flammable — adjective not flammable; not inflammable; not able to burn easily …   Wiktionary

  • flammable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily set on fire. DERIVATIVES flammability noun. USAGE The words flammable and inflammable have the same meaning. It is, however, safer to use flammable to avoid ambiguity, as the in prefix of inflammable can give the impression… …   English terms dictionary

  • flammable — meaning ‘easily set on fire’, was revived in modern use (in BrE by the British Standards Institution) and used together with the noun flammability in place of inflammable and inflammability (which have the same meaning) in order to avoid the… …   Modern English usage

  • flammable — [adj] easily set afire burnable, combustible, ignitable, incendiary, inflammable; concept 485 Ant. fireproof, flameproof, incombustible, non flammable …   New thesaurus

  • flammable — [ˈflæməb(ə)l] adj likely to burn very quickly and easily Syn: inflammable Ant: non flammable • Flammable and inflammable both describe something that burns easily and quickly, but most people use flammable because inflammable looks as if it means …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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