fire·​proof·​ing ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌprü-fiŋ How to pronounce fireproofing (audio)
: material used to make something fireproof
asbestos used as fireproofing
: 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

Examples of fireproofing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Historically, it has been used in a range of commercial products such from insulation and fireproofing materials, to automotive brakes, and wallboard materials. Chas Newkey-Burden, The Week Uk, theweek, 29 Feb. 2024 Such codes already demand structural soundness, wiring safety, earthquake readiness, and fireproofing, so why not take care of the global commons by also including tight energy standards? Hal Harvey, Foreign Affairs, 9 June 2020 Be mindful that not all fireproofing is created the same and that there are specific factors to consider. Jack Byram, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Sep. 2023 In passive systems, such as Gore-Tex, the material’s physical structure can assist in heating, cooling, fireproofing, or moisture evaporation. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 6 Sep. 2023 Most of the time, that involves thicker covering on wires or fireproofing poles rather than burying lines, which is much more expensive. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 The question of whether housing should be rebuilt and what level of fireproofing is needed is complicated by local regulations, cost, insurance payouts and what materials local builders are willing to use. J.k. Dineen,, 3 Sep. 2020 Billions more would pay for infrastructure projects that could mitigate the impact of wildfires and other natural disasters, such as rehabilitating burned lands, burying power lines and fireproofing homes. Sarah D. Wire Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2021 Napa architect Brendan Jorgensen said that many Sonoma homeowners who lost their homes in the Tubbs Fire mistakenly believe the cost of building with unconventional fireproofing techniques is prohibitively expensive. J.k. Dineen,, 3 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of fireproofing was in 1838

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“Fireproofing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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