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adjective as in easily set afire

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The roof is already metal—a good thing—but the more I looked at the log cabin and its wooden deck and all the places embers could land and wedge in flammable places, I realized there was only so much we could do.

That’s because there’ll simply be less, or less flammable, fuel to burn.

Usually, ordering the seizure of a country’s sovereign assets is a flammable move, and courts take their time to execute and enforce such orders.

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A record-breaking September heat wave, along with preceding summer heat, led to highly flammable vegetation west of the Cascades, a region that rarely sees severe fires.

The barrier stops flammable gas migrating into surrounding buildings leading to multiple explosions.

That can happen, according to the report, when (flammable) methane leaks out of fracking wells and into drinking water.

He doused himself with two plastic bottles of flammable liquids, and he set himself on fire.

Ordinary people flocked to the Maidan, burning anything flammable and uprooting hunks of pavement to throw at police.

The cabin was quickly engulfed, accelerated by highly flammable tear gas.

Hearings for Supreme Court justices, decisions of war, flammable federal scandals.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flammable, such as: combustible, incendiary, burnable, ignitable, and inflammable.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.