flame retardant


a compound used in cloth and plastic material to raise the ignition point of the material, thus making it resistant to fire.

Nearby words

  1. flame cultivator,
  2. flame cutting,
  3. flame gun,
  4. flame hardening,
  5. flame lamp,
  6. flame retarder,
  7. flame stitch,
  8. flame test,
  9. flame thrower,
  10. flame tree

Origin of flame retardant

First recorded in 1945–50

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