inflammable

 , flammable, nonflammable
 Although inflammable means "capable of being burned," it has so often been taken to mean the opposite that most authorities now suggest that it be avoided. It is deemed generally better to use flammable for materials that will burn and nonflammable for those that will not.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • flammable —  , inflammable  Inflammable means capable of burning but has so often been taken to mean the opposite that most authorities now suggest it be avoided. It is generally better to use flammable for materials that will burn and nonflammable for those… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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