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- adj. That becomes swollen, especially upon exposure to heat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Swelling up; expanding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Swelling up; becoming tumid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
Because of its foaming effect in case of a fire, it is also referred to as "intumescent".
Such alternative materials could have been spray-on nano-thermites substituted for intumescent paint or Interchar-like fireproofing primers (NASA 2006).
I do not advise trephining in the secondary glaucoma following intumescent cataract, for in such cases the semi-fluid lens bulges into and blocks the trephine hole.
Had Cleveland done naught else evil he would have damned himself everlastingly by pulling this intumescent jay out of a Nebraska turnip-patch to make him a cabinet clerk.
Although Jay Jay finds it necessary to mix display ads with his reading matter to make the latter palatable, he declares that his painful monthly emission has "the largest circulation of any medical magazine in the world" -- thereby indicating that while his mentality may be atrophied, his imagination is intumescent.
ShelterShield ™, an intumescent fire retardant coating that is available exclusively to Icynene
While not the only intumescent fire retardant coating on the market, ICYNENE ShelterShield ™ represents a breakthrough - employing a technology not used before in the spray foam industry.
Bodywork is protected by military-grade sacrificial thermo-ceramic intumescent paints (swelling, heat-resistant paint to you and me), and windows and bodywork are further insulated by advanced aerogel laminated insulation.
K-Mass is an intumescent, moulded-on protective coating that is certified to UL 1709.
The coated substrate is wrapped in an intumescent mat that expands when heated, securing and insulating the substrate which is packaged in a stainless steel shell and fitted into the engine exhaust system.