from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resistant to catching fire.
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- adj. Used to describe something that is hard to ignite; that does not support or convey flame.
- n. A substance used to make an object flameproof.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. resistant to catching fire
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The company also sells reusable water bottles, flame-retardant military gloves and other outdoor-activity gear.
"More than 50% of a child's exposure to toxins will come from the indoor environment," Penelope informed me, "and many toxins, especially flame-retardant chemicals, are found in dust."
In 2006, Nunes and Southern Mills discussed the development of a less-expensive flame-retardant material for Army uniforms.
OK, try this thought experiment (wait a second while I put on a flame-retardant suit):
The human contribution to oceanic dead zones is significant: ...new scientific research suggests that pollutants, including flame-retardant chemicals and synthetic musks found in detergents, are being traced in the polar seas, and that these chemicals can be absorbed by tiny plastic particles in the ocean which are in turn ingested by marine creatures such as bottom-feeding fish.
He told me it was flame-retardant, and when I told my friends at school, we of course had to test the limits of this by setting parts of it on fire.
In a speech delivered at eight in the morning of the first full day of the conference I attended, Lisa Ackerman, the head of a group called Talk About Curing Autism TACA, ran through a long list of things parents “need” to do for their children, including testing for mineral deficiencies, installing water filtration systems, eating organic chickens, and throwing out all flame-retardant clothing, mattresses, and carpeting.
Becky wakes up on her new mattress—with the luxurious foam pad on top—both of which have been manufactured, as have all U.S. bedding materials, with a flame-retardant known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs.
She is credited as the first scientist to show that flame-retardant chemicals in consumer products have contaminated marine mammals and commercially important fish stocks in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.
California law—influenced by the powerful interests of flame-retardant producers—currently requires flame retardant use far beyond what is necessary for fire safety.