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

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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 Heat the butter in a flameproof heavy-base pan over high heat. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "Quick and Easy Pork Fillets in Wine Recipe," 5 Aug. 2010 In a large flameproof casserole over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Toss spicy Italian puttanesca with shrimp and angel hair in this sublime summer dish," 18 June 2018 In a flameproof casserole that will hold the chicken breasts in one layer, bring the stock to a boil. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "The stars of a spring chicken salad with quinoa, asparagus, and edamame are poached breasts," 24 Apr. 2018 In a large, flameproof casserole with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Greek-inspired chicken bakes over orzo with olives, capers, and lemon," 9 Apr. 2018 In a large flameproof casserole over medium-low heat, heat the oil. Caleb Barber, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A twist on pork ragu adds dried figs and fresh ginger to the classic sauce," 2 Apr. 2018 In a large flameproof casserole over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Jill Gibson, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A rich beef stew from Provence is simmered with red wine, olives, and orange," 12 Mar. 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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English Language Learners Definition of flameproof

: not easily damaged by flames

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