Incombustible In`com*bus"ti*ble, a. [Pref. in- not + combustible: cf. F. incombustible.] Not combustible; not capable of being burned, decomposed, or consumed by fire; uninflammable; as, asbestus is an incombustible substance; carbon dioxide is an incombustible gas. [1913 Webster]

{Incombustible cloth}, a tissue of amianthus or asbestus; also, a fabric imbued with an incombustible substance. -- {In`com*bus"ti*ble*ness}, n. -- {In`com*bus"ti*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • incombustibly — See incombustibility. * * * …   Universalium

  • incombustibly — adv. in an incombustible manner, in a manner that is incapable of being burned …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incombustibly — incombustˈibly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑incombustible …   Useful english dictionary

  • incombustible — incombustibility, incombustibleness, n. incombustibly, adv. /in keuhm bus teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not combustible; incapable of being burned; fireproof. n. 2. an incombustible substance. [1425 75; late ME < ML incombustibilis. See IN 3, COMBUSTIBLE] …   Universalium

  • inconsumably — adv. in an inconsumable manner; in an inedible manner; inexhaustibly; incombustibly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incombustible — /ɪnkəmˈbʌstəbəl/ (say inkuhm bustuhbuhl) adjective 1. not combustible; incapable of being burnt. –noun 2. an incombustible substance. –incombustibility /ˌɪnkəmbʌstəˈbɪləti/ (say .inkuhmbustuh biluhtee), incombustibleness, noun –incombustibly,… …   Australian English dictionary

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