fire retardant
fire retardant fire retardant n. a substance applied or added to materials or objects, so as to reduce combustibility or slow the spread of fire. PJC]

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  • fire retardant — fire re.tardant adj also fire retardant fire retardant materials or substances do not burn easily and are put on things to stop them from burning quickly ▪ furniture treated with fire retardant chemicals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire-retardant — adj. able to reduce combustibility or slow the spread of fire; of substances that are added to combustible materials to make them less combustible. PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fire-retardant — fire re|tar|dant [ faır rı,tardnt ] adjective fire retardant cloth has chemicals in it that make it difficult to burn …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Fire retardant — A fire retardant is a substance that helps to delay or prevent combustion. Fire retardants are commonly used in fire fighting. Water is the most commonly used fire retardant, but the phrase typically refers to chemical retardants. It can also… …   Wikipedia

  • fire-retardant — ADJ Fire retardant substances make the thing that they are applied to burn more slowly. The landing strip was coated with fire retardant foam. Syn: flame retardant …   English dictionary

  • fire retardant — antipirenas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiaga, didinanti organinės kilmės medžiagos atsparumą degimui. atitikmenys: angl. antipyrene; fire retardant; fire retarder; flame retardant; flame retarder; flammable inhibitor rus. антипирен;… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fire-retardant — UK [ˈfaɪə(r) rɪˌtɑː(r)d(ə)nt] / US [ˈfaɪr rɪˌtard(ə)nt] adjective fire retardant cloth has chemicals in it that make it difficult to burn …   English dictionary

  • fire retardant — noun : a substance that is fire retardant …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire-retardant — adjective difficult to burn • Syn: ↑fire resistant, ↑fire resisting, ↑fire resistive • Similar to: ↑noncombustible, ↑incombustible …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire-retardant — 1. adjective hard to ignite. 2. noun A substance that makes an object resistant to burning. Syn: flame retardant …   Wiktionary

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