noun see nonflammable

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  • nonflammable — adjective Date: 1915 not flammable; specifically not easily ignited and not burning rapidly if ignited • nonflammability noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • complexity — /keuhm plek si tee/, n., pl. complexities for 2. 1. the state or quality of being complex; intricacy: the complexity of urban life. 2. something complex: the complexities of foreign policy. [1715 25; COMPLEX + ITY] * * * ▪ scientific theory… …   Universalium

  • halocarbon — /hal euh kahr beuhn/, n. Chem. any of a class of compounds containing carbon, one or more halogens, and sometimes hydrogen. [1945 50; HALO + CARBON] * * * ▪ chemical compound       any chemical compound of the element carbon and one or more of… …   Universalium

  • noble gas — Chem. any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of group 8A or 0 of the periodic table: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. Also called inert gas. [1900 05] * * * or inert gas Any of the six chemical elements that make up the… …   Universalium

  • tetrachloroethylene — /te treuh klawr oh eth euh leen , klohr /, n. Chem. a colorless, nonflammable, nonexplosive liquid, C2Cl4, used as a solvent, esp. in dry cleaning. Also called perchloroethylene. [1910 15; TETRA + CHLOROETHYLENE] * * * ▪ chemical compound also… …   Universalium

  • incombustibility — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Resistance to fire Nouns 1. incombustibility, uninflammability, nonflammability; fireproof ing, fire resistance. 2. [fire] extinguisher; fire engine, hook and ladder [truck]; [automatic] sprinkler, [fire]… …   English dictionary for students

  • alginate fiber — noun : any of various fibers made from alginates (as calcium alginate) that are characterized by nonflammability and in some cases by solubility in water or dilute alkaline solutions and are used in making yarns and textiles …   Useful english dictionary

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