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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fleym-proof]
    • /ˈfleɪmˌpruf/
    • /ˈfleɪm.pruːf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleym-proof]
    • /ˈfleɪmˌpruf/

Definitions of flameproof word

  • adjective flameproof resisting the effect of flames; not readily ignited or burned by flames. 1
  • verb with object flameproof to make flameproof. 1
  • noun flameproof (especially of a fabric) treated so as to be nonflammable. 1
  • abbreviation FLAMEPROOF fire-resistant 1
  • adjective flameproof Flameproof cooking dishes can withstand direct heat, so they can be used, for example, on top of a cooker or stove, or under a grill. 0
  • adjective flameproof not liable to catch fire or be damaged by fire 0

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Origin of flameproof

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90; flame + -proof

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Parts of speech for Flameproof


flameproof popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% 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.

flameproof usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flameproof

adjective flameproof

  • nonflammable — not flammable; not combustible or easily set on fire.
  • inflammability — capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable.
  • fire-retardant — able to slow or check the spread of destructive fire.
  • fire-resistant — totally or almost totally unburnable.
  • incombustible — not combustible; incapable of being burned; fireproof.

Antonyms for flameproof

adjective flameproof

  • inflammable — capable of being set on fire; combustible; flammable.

Top questions with flameproof

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