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Q: What is the difference between inflammable and flammable ?
A: There is no difference. Both mean something can catch fire.
"Inflammable" has mostly been replaced by a newly-created word "flammable" because some people wrongly thought something "inflammable" would not burn.
To say something does not burn, you say "not flammable" or "not inflammable", "non-flammable" or "non-inflammable".

An iron bar is not flammable.
Gasoline is inflammable.
Q: What is the difference between inflammable and flammable ?
A:
Some people mistake the words as having opposite meanings. In reality,flammable and inflammable mean exactly the same thing—capable of burning. Inflammable is derived from the word inflame (sometimes spelled enflame), and precedes the invention of the word flammable

Other questions about "Inflammable"

Q: inflammable garbage and flammable garbage. does this sound natural?
A: In my opinion, it would sound more natural if you say "inflammable waste and flammable waste".
Q: Please show me how to pronounce inflammable.
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