fireproofing

noun
fire·​proof·​ing | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌprü-fiŋ How to pronounce fireproofing (audio) \

Definition of fireproofing

1 : material used to make something fireproof asbestos used as fireproofing
2 : the act of making something fireproof : the act of protecting something using fireproof materials When the temperature reaches 2,000 degrees, fireproofing becomes a joke.— Thaddeus Kusmierski

Other Words from fireproofing

fireproofing adjective
a fireproofing treatment fireproofing agents

First Known Use of fireproofing

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Fireproofing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireproofing. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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