fireproofing

noun fire·proof·ing \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌprü-fiŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

fireproofing

adjective
    • a fireproofing treatment
    • fireproofing agents

First Known Use of fireproofing

1838


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