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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-proof]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌpruf/
    • /ˈfaɪə.pruːf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-proof]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌpruf/

Definitions of fireproof word

  • adjective fireproof resistant to destruction by fire. 1
  • adjective fireproof totally or almost totally unburnable. 1
  • verb with object fireproof to make fireproof. 1
  • noun fireproof Able to withstand fire or great heat. 1
  • adjective fireproof Something that is fireproof cannot be damaged by fire. 0
  • adjective fireproof capable of resisting damage by fire 0

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Origin of fireproof

First appearance:

before 1630
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1630-40; fire + -proof

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Parts of speech for Fireproof


fireproof popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fireproof usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fireproof

adj fireproof

  • concrete — Concrete is a substance used for building which is made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water.
  • asbestos — Asbestos is a grey material which does not burn and which has been used as a protection against fire or heat.
  • fire-resistant — totally or almost totally unburnable.
  • incombustible — not combustible; incapable of being burned; fireproof.
  • candescence — glowing; incandescent.

adjective fireproof

  • fire-retardant — able to slow or check the spread of destructive fire.

Antonyms for fireproof

adj fireproof

adjective fireproof

  • combustible — A combustible material or gas catches fire and burns easily.

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