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flameproof

[ fleym-proof ]

adjective

  1. resisting the effect of flames; not readily ignited or burned by flames.


verb (used with object)

  1. to make flameproof.

flameproof

/ ˈfleɪmˌpruːf /

adjective

  1. not liable to catch fire or be damaged by fire
  2. (of electrical apparatus) designed so that an internal explosion will not ignite external flammable gas


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Word History and Origins

Origin of flameproof1

First recorded in 1885–90; flame + -proof

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Example Sentences

Construction with flameproof materials, the agency said, could slow fires when they reach communities and make buildings less likely to burn.

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