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- adj. hard to ignite.
- n. A substance that makes an object resistant to burning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. able to reduce combustibility or slow the spread of fire; -- of substances that are added to combustible materials to make them less combustible.
- n. a substance applied or added to materials or objects, so as to reduce combustibility or slow the spread of fire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. difficult to burn
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Police said when rescuers arrived, the victims were out of the plane and firefighters doused the leaking fuel with fire-retardant foam.
At the same time, after more talks with Nunes, Southern Mills developed an even less expensive fire-retardant material called Defender M.
One of my hobbies is lampworking, and an old sock stuffed with lambswool and then covered in a fire-retardant sleeve works well for cushioning my elbows when I work!!
Now Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace boasted “panic rooms” encased in eighteen-inch-thick, fire-retardant steel shells designed to withstand a direct strike by a light aircraft or a protracted artillery attack.
The stuff, called Thermo Poly Rock, is waterproof, fire-retardant and rot-proof — which is good for houses — as well as insulating and recyclable, which is good for the environment.
They wear their last names in bright letters on the back of the fire-retardant clothing they wear into a fire, and that was, in fact, my husband.
They are more expensive than wood pallets, and have come under scrutiny from consumer advocates for containing fire-retardant chemicals that some environmentalists fear could taint food.
I would revoke all building codes other than those where a failure of a building can affect neighboring properties: requirements for fire-retardant materials in roofing materials, or inspections to assure the structural integrity of a building taller than its distance from the property line are the sorts of things that come immediately to mind.
BIA does provide other protective equipment for free, including fire-retardant pants, shirts and goggles.
Aerial drops of fire-retardant slurry weren't feasible in the wind, Ware said.