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 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 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

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First Known Use of flameproof

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Flameproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flameproof. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of flameproof

: not easily damaged by flames

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