• Flammable is a word and immflammable is not.
  • flammable- able catch on fire inflammable- able to catch on fire immflammable- not a word
  • you mean inflammable! and Flammable and INflammable both mean it can catch on fire!
  • According to Random House, they are synonymous.
  • I always thought that inflammable meant that something can't catch fire and flammable meant that it can catch fire. However because of Cheese's answer I looked it up and they do mean the same thing. Learn something new everyday.
  • They are synonyms.
  • Yes, the letters "i" and "n" in the first one. They mean the same thing. One is simply in flames or just flames.
  • One explodes.
  • it mean that it once was flammable and they have gone back made it little bit safer
  • They both mean essentially the same thing in English, but had slightly different voyages into our language. (I am assuming that you meant INFLAMMABLE not IMMFLAMABLE. Both relate to the Latin word FLAMMARE, which means "to set on fire," a verb from the Latin noun FLAMMA, meaning "flame." So "flammable" is "able to be set on fire." Inflammable, however, is a much older word. While 'flammable,' according to the Online Etymological Dictionary, first showed up in 1813, 'inflammable' was used as early as 1605. It's root, INFLAMMARE, has been found in Latin texts dating to the early 1300's. - In Latin, the prefix "IN-" has multiple meanings. One, of course, is "not," so PEOPLE OFTEN THINK THAT "inflammable" SHOULD MEAN "not flammable." - But Latin ALSO used the prefix "IN-" to mean "in," "into," or "within," and in English we will see this manifest as either "in-" or "en-," (as in "ensnare"). So in 1340, when the Latin word "INFLAMMARE" was first used it meant "in flames." We still see this in the English word "inflame" which was first used in 1533 to discuss "redness or swelling of the body," a word which doctors and Ibuprofen vendors still use today. "Im-" is a form of "in-" that is used before bilabial consonants like B, P, or M, but neither "imm" nor "mflamable" have been recorded as English, so Immflammable is NOT a word. Basically inflammable means "to be able to BE in flames" and flammable means "to be able to be set on fire," both of which are just ways of saying, "Hey, be careful with this stuff, it'll burn your house down!" but the reason that these two words exist is NOT because some Yankee didn't know how to pronounce the word, but rather because they spawned separately out of Latin. Hope that helps. *the source was used liberally throughout
  • None what so ever. Both mean the same. Material which will catch fire.
  • They mean the same thing - flammable is the more modern of the two, used to avoid confusion, as some people seem to think that the 'in' at the beginning means 'non.'
  • None at all.
  • Flamable means it will burn fast. Inflamable means there are ingredients in it so it will not burn as fast, but still burns.
  • Flammable burns, Inflammable will not burn.
  • Initially inflammable was the only word used meaning, "able to be inflamed." However, some people got confused about this and thought that the "in" was a prefix meaning "not"; this led to some unwanted fires. Thus, the word "flammable" was used to avoid confusion.
  • They both can explode.
  • Original question - "What is the difference between flamable and inflamable?" They've been later corrected for their misspelled words! My original answer: None. Both words don't even exist in English dictionaries!! But if your question would be: What's the difference between flammable and inflammable? The answer remains as none, because both words are synonyms! Take care;)
  • two letters
  • Excellent question strange...don't you just love the English language??
  • Both the same:
  • burn it... if it burnz thn itz flamabl... if it duznt... thn itz inflamable... simpl... :D... peace!!!
  • Flammable burns, Inflammable will not burn. This was the one of the very first answers I gave on answer bag. I've been a member for a week now. Even my wife disagrees with my answer! Here is my rational.Doesn't the prefix "in" make an opposite of a word. Flammable is to inflammable,as dependent is to independent, or decision is to indecision or justice is to injustice. But what about different and indifferent? One means "not the same as" the other "I don't care" Opinions Please.
  • Strangely enough, they mean the same thing. I know it is not very logical, but it's true.
  • Flammable easily catches fire & inflammable is likely to explode & catch on fire.

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