un·​burn·​able ˌən-ˈbər-nə-bəl How to pronounce unburnable (audio)
: incapable of being burned or unsuitable for burning : not burnable
an unburnable material
unburnable trash

Examples of unburnable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unburnable book was made and donated by Ms. Atwood’s publisher, Penguin Random House. Joseph Pisani, WSJ, 25 May 2022 The approximately one-minute video advertises a unique auction through Sotheby’s: a one-of-a-kind, unburnable copy of Atwood’s best-selling novel that critics say has become hauntingly more relevant in the decades since it was first published. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 24 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unburnable was in 1881

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“Unburnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unburnable. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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