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What is the difference between flammable and combustible?

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A material that is flammable catches on fire from a minimal source. For example, propane can catch fire from just a tiny spark.

A material that is combustible or combustile is any material that will burn but requires a more dominant source. For example, wood is combustile, it burns, but it needs more than just a spark to do so.

All flammable material are combustible but not all combustible material are flammable

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