warning flammable materials

So what’s the difference between flammable and inflammable?


Short answer: Absolutely nothing.

Both the words mean exactly the same: that the object can catch fire easily. Both the words are used interchangeably because they have the same meaning.

The “in-” in inflammable is derived from the Latin preposition “en” meaning to cause something to be in.

A lot of people are still confused about this and they think inflammable means it is incapable of burning but that is incorrect.

So whenever you come across the word “inflammable”, take it that the object can catch fire easily. In other words, it is the same as flammable.


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