flame·​proof | \ ˈflām-ˌprüf How to pronounce flameproof (audio) \

Definition of flameproof

: resistant to damage or burning on contact with flame

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Other Words from flameproof

flameproof transitive verb
flameproofer noun

Examples of flameproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the flameproof casserole or other large pot over medium heat, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A juicy braised chicken with crispy skin is a festive Seder dish or a mid-week Passover dinner," 23 Mar. 2021 In a large flameproof casserole over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Jill Gibson, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A Provencal chicken stew with artichokes, potatoes, and olives lets you feel far away without traveling," 2 Mar. 2021 In a large flameproof casserole over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Jill Gibson, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: The classic Turkish trio of lamb, eggplant, and tomatoes comes together in the Ottoman dish Sultan’s Delight," 23 Feb. 2021 Heat a large, deep skillet or flameproof casserole over medium heat. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Simmer this vegetable curry, the easiest version imaginable, with a secret sauce," 19 Jan. 2021 The flameproof bag was moved to the jetway, where Chicago police's bomb squad and arson unit responded. Artemis Moshtaghian And Eric Levenson, CNN, "Bomb squad responds to backpack putting out smoke on Southwest plane at Chicago airport," 18 Nov. 2019 With some butter, grease a heavy flameproof casserole large enough to hold the fish in a single layer. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Summer sauce: This fish dish highlights the season’s tomato harvest," 24 July 2019 In a large flameproof casserole, bring about 1½ inches of water and a large pinch of salt to a simmer over high heat. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Salmon burgers in buns with corn salsa are the ultimate fish sandwiches," 22 July 2019 Heat the olive oil and butter in a large ovenproof saucepan or flameproof casserole. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of flameproof

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flameproof was in 1886

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28 Mar 2021

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“Flameproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flameproof. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flameproof

: not easily damaged by flames

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