flame retarder

noun

a material that, while not incombustible, does not itself maintain combustion without an external heat source and therefore retards the spread of fire

Nearby words

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

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