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Definition of "flame-retardant" [flame-retardant]

  • Resistant to catching fire. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flame-retardant" in a sentence
  • "The company also sells reusable water bottles, flame-retardant military gloves and other outdoor-activity gear."
  • ""More than 50% of a child's exposure to toxins will come from the indoor environment," Penelope informed me, "and many toxins, especially flame-retardant chemicals, are found in dust.""
  • "In 2006, Nunes and Southern Mills discussed the development of a less-expensive flame-retardant material for Army uniforms."
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