fireproofing

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of fireproofing was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Fireproofing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireproofing. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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