non·​com·​bus·​ti·​ble ˌnän-kəm-ˈbə-stə-bəl How to pronounce noncombustible (audio)
: incapable of igniting and burning when subjected to fire : not combustible
noncombustible materials
drums of noncombustible waste

Examples of noncombustible in a Sentence

firefighting gear is made of noncombustible material
Recent Examples on the Web Such wood can be used in place of those noncombustible materials in exterior walls, according to Escobar and a review of state and international building codes. Gordon Rago, Charlotte Observer, 16 Apr. 2024 Install noncombustible gutter covers to stop leaf and debris accumulation. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2023 Cover chimney and stovepipe outlets with a noncombustible corrosion resistant metal mesh screens with 3/8-inch to 1/2-inch openings. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2023 Fences should not be connected to homes or, if they are connected, be made of noncombustible material for the last 5 feet. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2023 High-quality flood barriers, noncombustible insulation and better roofs are likely uses, the insurer said. Leslie Scism, WSJ, 7 Aug. 2022 Siding and trim can be noncombustible, ignition-resistant, or combustible. Time, 22 Aug. 2023 Install noncombustible hardscape such as gravel or paving stones around your home and keep it free of debris. USA TODAY, 5 July 2023 To help prevent this, fencing attached to your home or within 5 feet of your home should be made from a noncombustible material such as metal. USA TODAY, 5 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncombustible was in 1827

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“Noncombustible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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