Definition of incombustible
: not combustible : incapable of being burned
incombustibilityplay \ˌin-kəm-ˌbə-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
Examples of incombustible in a Sentence
we keep our important papers in an incombustible safe in the basement
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Omnis said combustible Reynobond PE material was safe to use on high rise buildings if the insultation material usually put behind the panels was made of incombustible material such as mineral fibre.
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Origin and Etymology of incombustible
Middle English, probably from Middle French, from in- + combustible combustible
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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