Definitions of flammable

  1. possible to burn

Usage examples for flammable

  1. At the corner, of East 25th Street and Prairie Avenue he stopped the procession, poured a flammable liquid on an American flag, and burned it. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  2. At this time, all flammable materials were thought to contain " phlogiston", which was given off as they burned and was associated with the transfer of heat. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. He threw the whole piece just as all the flammable alloy caught fire. – Long Ago, Far Away by William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster