flame-retardant
adjective Date: 1947 made or treated so as to resist burning

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  • Flame retardant — Flame retardants are materials that inhibit or resist the spread of fire. These can be separated into several categories: *Minerals such as asbestos, compounds such as aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, antimony trioxide, various hydrates …   Wikipedia

  • flame-retardant — flame re|tar|dant [ fleım rı,tardnt ] adjective flame retardant clothing or substances have been treated with chemicals that stop them from burning easily in a fire …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flame-retardant — flame′ retard ant adj. tex not subject to quick or easy burning esp. through chemical treatment: flame retardant curtains[/ex] • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • flame-retardant — 1. adjective Used to describe something that is hard to ignite; that does not support or convey flame. 2. noun A substance used to make an object flameproof. The flame retardant used on the childs pajamas would keep them from bursting into flame …   Wiktionary

  • flame 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

  • flame-retardant — ADJ Flame retardant is the same as fire retardant …   English dictionary

  • flame-retardant — UK [ˈfleɪm rɪˌtɑː(r)d(ə)nt] / US [ˈfleɪm rɪˌtɑrd(ə)nt] adjective flame retardant clothing or substances have been treated with chemicals that stop them from burning easily in a fire …   English dictionary

  • flame-retardant — flame re·tar·dant (flāmʹrĭ tär dnt) adj. Resistant to catching fire.   flameʹ re·tar dant n. * * * …   Universalium

  • flame retardant — noun A chemical used to impart flame resistance …   Wiktionary

  • flame retardant — a compound used in cloth and plastic material to raise the ignition point of the material, thus making it resistant to fire. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

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