Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 1 decade ago

Differenciate the flammable and inflammable?

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Flammable(adj): able to set on fire.

    Inflammable(adj): easily set on fire.

    So both means the same but "flammable" is often used because inflammable could be taken mistakenly to mean "not flammable". The negative of flammable is non-flammable.

    hope this helped..

    good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Up until about 30 years ago flammable substances were often described as inflammable (as in the word 'inflame') but this was dangerous as sometimes people thought that inflammable meant 'non-flammable'.

    The terms 'flammable' and 'non-flammable' are now used.

  • 1 decade ago

    The meaning of inflammable is identical to that of flammable. A flammable substance is a substance which is easy to burn or ignite.

    Something that is not flammable is called nonflammable.

  • 1 decade ago

    Flammable - Something which has the ability to burn..

    Inflammable - Just opposite of the above..

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