from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of fireproof.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of rendering anything incombustible; also, the materials used in the process.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of rendering fire-proof: as, the fireproofing of cloth.
  • n. Material for use in making anything fireproof.
  • n. Any building material used to retard or prevent the destruction of a building by heat or flame.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It would make sense that they did because of the force (fireproofing is not designed for wind or high impact loads:).

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: May 5, 2006

  • New high-rise buildings keep going up, and India's rollout of 3G mobile phones calls for fireproofing the new telecom infrastructure.

    Smoke Detector

  • Asbestos was frequently used for insulation and fireproofing, and was common in a variety of building materials and other products, until a wave of people diagnosed with lung diseases linked to asbestos exposure began seeking compensation for their ailments.

    AIG Unloads Asbestos Liabilities; Buffett Gets 'Float'

  • For instance, developer Larry Silverstein installed in 7 World Trade Center a fireproofing material used to protect the steel structure that is 10 times as adhesive and 50% more fire-resistant than required by building codes.

    Miami Tower Built for Storms

  • Brickman is an expert on asbestos litigation, where scores of companies have been forced into bankruptcy by thinly documented claims from people who claim exposure to the deadly fireproofing material.

    BP's Legal Blowout

  • The amazing correlation between floors of impact and floors of apparent failure suggests that spray-on nano-thermite materials may have been applied to the steel components of the WTC buildings, underneath the upgraded fireproofing (Ryan 2008).

    kevin, this is a daft suggestion

  • Such alternative materials could have been spray-on nano-thermites substituted for intumescent paint or Interchar-like fireproofing primers (NASA 2006).

    kevin, this is a daft suggestion

  • The wise choice might be to “self-insure”, that is, to keep the $50,000 and live with the risk maybe Fred puts that money to use fireproofing his house instead.

    Global Warming: What Are The Chances? | RedState

  • Nancy Durant, a 15-year-old Negro girl from a Washington high school, handed in an essay proposing the use of sodium tungstate for fireproofing fabrics — a valuable new method.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The most important use of antimony in the United States is in chemicals used to impregnate plastics, textiles, rubber, and other materials as a flame retardant – that is, a form of fireproofing.



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