• Question: what are inflammable substances?

    Asked by chloe216 to Alex, Josh, Serena, Simone, Stuart on 24 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Serena Corr

      Serena Corr answered on 24 Jun 2013:

      Flammable and inflammable mean the same thing – capable of burning. So, it is important not to confuse this with non-flammable. The word inflammable comes from the Latin word ‘inflammare’ and that – literally – means ‘in’ or ‘on’ flame’.

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      Alexander Munnoch answered on 25 Jun 2013:

      Oddly, inflammable = flammable.