flammable flammable  /f ˈlæ mə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) easily ignited

Usage(s):

  1. It lays out a scenario for using limousines to deliver bombs equipped with cylinders of a flammable gas.
  2. Concern over such blazes waned after the 1970s, when highly flammable agents such as ether gave way to safer anesthetics.
  3. As flammable vapors escaped, officials urged the 1,400 people living in a five-mile radius of the silo to flee.

News

  1. DOJ: Lawsuit judgment against Kenosha company received

    The Wisconsin Department of Justice has obtained a judgment in an environmental lawsuit against Sani Enterprises, according to a release. The State of Wisconsin brought the case against Sani Enterprises for violations of state environmental laws regulating the maintenance of underground tanks for storage, handling or use of flammable or combustible liquids and the proper abandonment of unused ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

  2. Don't get 'burned' with fireworks!

    With dry weather and the flammable foothills, firefighters say they'll especially have their eyes on fireworks in Boise this summer.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: KBOI-TV Boise

Quotes

  1. "This is, by far, the best and most comprehensive look at all things Mega," frontman Dave Mustaine said in a press statement. "With some of the most famous, and infamous, shows and any of the fluid, or flammable, lineups, listening to this...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Dave Mustaine Source: MTV.com

  2. "An enormous and potentially flammable industrial facility floating in the middle of Long Island Sound would be as shockingly out of place as a steel plant in a state park," Rell said.
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Jodi Rell Source: Forbes

  3. "These accidents have a common thread--all of them were caused by methane or other flammable gasses, which were allowed to leak or build up to dangerous levels," said US Rep. Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat in a statement prepared for the...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Joe Courtney Source: Capital.gr (press release)

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