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flame retardant

A substance that is applied to fabric, wood, or other material in order to make it resistant to catching fire. Also called fire retardant.

flame′-re·tar′dant adj.


1. (Building) (of a substance or material) having the effect of slowing down the spread of fire
2. (Furniture) (of a substance or material) having the effect of slowing down the spread of fire


not subject to quick or easy burning esp. through chemical treatment: flame-retardant curtains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flame-retardant - resistant to catching fire
incombustible, noncombustible - not capable of igniting and burning
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