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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r ri-tahr-dnt]
    • /faɪər rɪˈtɑr dnt/
    • /ˈfaɪə(r) ri.ˈtɑː.dənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r ri-tahr-dnt]
    • /faɪər rɪˈtɑr dnt/

Definitions of fire-retardant word

  • adjective fire-retardant able to slow or check the spread of destructive fire. 1
  • adjective fire-retardant Fire-retardant substances make the thing that they are applied to burn more slowly. 0
  • noun fire-retardant a substance or material that prevents fire from spreading 0
  • adjective fire-retardant (of a substance or material) able to slow down the spread of fire 0

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Origin of fire-retardant

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15

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Parts of speech for Fire-retardant


fire-retardant popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for fire-retardant

adjective fire-retardant

  • fireproof — resistant to destruction by fire.
  • flameproof — resisting the effect of flames; not readily ignited or burned by flames.
  • incombustible — not combustible; incapable of being burned; fireproof.
  • nonflammable — not flammable; not combustible or easily set on fire.
  • noninflammable — Not catching fire easily; not flammable.

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