Origin of fireproofing
- resistant to destruction by fire.
- totally or almost totally unburnable.
- to make fireproof.
Origin of fireproof
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Examples from the Web for fireproofing
This shows the importance of fireproofing all woodwork on board ships.Porto Rico
Arthur D. Hall
- capable of resisting damage by fire
- (tr) to make resistant to fire
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Word Origin and History for fireproofing
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