intumescent

adjective
in·tu·mes·cent | \ˌin-tü-ˈme-sᵊnt, -tyü-\

Definition of intumescent 

of paint

: swelling and charring when exposed to flame

First Known Use of intumescent

1953, in the meaning defined above

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intumescent

adjective
in·tu·mes·cent | \-ᵊnt \

Medical Definition of intumescent 

: marked by intumescence

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