incombustible

adjective
in·​com·​bus·​ti·​ble | \ˌin-kəm-ˈbə-stə-bəl \

Definition of incombustible 

: not combustible : incapable of being burned

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Other Words from incombustible

incombustibility \ ˌin-​kəm-​ˌbə-​stə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
incombustible 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. Reuters, Fortune, "Arconic ‘Knew’ It Was Supplying Flammable Panels to U.K. Fire Tower," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of incombustible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incombustible

Middle English, probably from Middle French, from in- + combustible combustible

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