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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
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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
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Word Origin and History for fireproofing

fireproof

adj.

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

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