follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

fireproofing

[fahyuh r-proo-fing] /ˈfaɪərˌpru fɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of rendering fireproof.
2.
material for use in making anything fireproof.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; fireproof + -ing1

fireproof

[fahyuh r-proof] /ˈfaɪərˌpruf/
adjective
1.
resistant to destruction by fire.
2.
totally or almost totally unburnable.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make fireproof.
Origin
1630-40; fire + -proof
Related forms
nonfireproof, adjective
quasi-fireproof, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for fireproofing
  • fireproofing is a non-combustible insulator of steel.
  • fireproofing is applied to the steel on the third floor office section.
  • The finished fireproofing shall be sprayed to a uniform thickness which shall not be less than the minimum thickness specified.
  • fireproofing is used to protect structural steel from high temperatures during a fire.
  • fireproofing on the steel in the second floor of the office section.
  • The interior ceiling of the west side is covered with fireproofing.
  • Verify installation of fireproofing tape and identification tags.
British Dictionary definitions for fireproofing

fireproof

/ˈfaɪəˌpruːf/
adjective
1.
capable of resisting damage by fire
verb
2.
(transitive) to make resistant to fire
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fireproofing

fireproof

adj.

1630s, from fire (n.) + proof. As a verb, from 1867. Related: Fireproofed; fireproofing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fireproofing

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fireproofing

21
24
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for fireproofing