flame·​proof ˈflām-ˌprüf How to pronounce flameproof (audio)
: resistant to damage or burning on contact with flame
flameproof transitive verb
flameproofer noun

Examples of flameproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a flameproof casserole or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Jill Gibson, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Jan. 2023 In a flameproof casserole or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Jan. 2023 Choose a shallow flameproof roasting pan or dish barely larger than the chicken, or use a 10-inch skillet with an all-metal handle. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Oct. 2022 Each of the unearthly, long-nosed machines is attended by a mobile I.C.U. of generators, steel trolleys, laptops, tire blankets, and uniformed mechanics in crash helmets and flameproof gear. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2022 In the flameproof casserole over medium heat, heat the oil. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Nov. 2021 In a deep flameproof casserole or soup pot over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Mar. 2021 OceanSky Cruises is designing a website that will explain why the Airlander uses helium, rather than the hydrogen and diesel that set fire to the Hindenburg, and that the outer skin is made of flameproof fabric, Mr. Gimeno said. Katie Deighton, WSJ, 12 July 2021 In a large flameproof casserole over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil. BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flameproof was in 1886

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“Flameproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flameproof. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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