Definition of fireproof in English:



  • Able to withstand fire or great heat.

    ‘a fireproof dish’
    • ‘To ensure that it is earthquake proof and fireproof, the whole structure should be made of steel, which makes its price several times higher than that of ordinary high buildings.’
    • ‘As he arrived he saw neighbours being forced back from the house by the intense heat of the inferno, and dashed towards the end terrace house without stopping to put on any protective fireproof clothing or his breathing gear.’
    • ‘Built of reinforced cement concrete, the house is fireproof.’
    • ‘Emergency exits must be made of fireproof materials and must be clear of any obstructions, and must be illuminated at all times.’
    • ‘On top of shortages in basic equipment like ladders, fireproof clothing and pumps, at least 22 new fire engines and other vehicles are required now and 35 auxiliary fire stations need upgrading.’
    • ‘It made great insulation, in particular as fireproof packing in boilers.’
    • ‘We had to take out all the office remnants - the partitions and the fireproof ceiling.’
    • ‘Put everything in a waterproof, fireproof box and know where it is.’
    • ‘Thrice a day, the performers have been taking to the stage under the massive fireproof tents, which can accommodate up to 2,500 viewers.’
    • ‘Forum members debated how they could encourage all property owners to make sure that their roof spaces are divided from neighbouring properties by fireproof barriers.’
    • ‘The proposal is seen as the only option left to bail out the cash - starved Highlands and Islands Fire Service which is short of equipment such as ladders, breathing apparatus, cutting equipment, fireproof clothing and pumps.’
    • ‘The community has adopted the Homeowners Fire Smart Manual, with many residents replacing cedar shingles and combustible siding with fireproof materials, he said.’
    • ‘Keep the originals in a home safe or other waterproof, fireproof container.’
    • ‘The drivers and co-drivers, for their part, are kitted out from head to toe in fireproof overalls, gloves and shoes and a helmet.’
    • ‘Asbestos, a fireproof fibrous mineral, has been banned from construction by the government since 1996.’
    • ‘The Scouting team, who stayed at the orphanage for a week, worked to make the home more fireproof and carried out repairs.’
    • ‘Application of preservatives has made these houses fireproof.’
    • ‘High-quality sprinkler systems and new fireproof roofing materials, for example, can reduce the chance of fire.’
    • ‘You may want to invest in shelving and file cabinets and fireproof storage units.’
    • ‘Grease a fireproof dish, place a layer of potatoes in it, cover with apple and a little sage, season lightly and sprinkle with cheese, repeat layers leaving potatoes and cheese to cover.’
    non-flammable, non-inflammable, incombustible, unburnable, fire resistant, flame resistant, flame retardant, heatproof
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  • Make (something) fireproof.

    ‘nearby museum buildings will be fireproofed’
    • ‘An estate plagued by a series of arson attacks has been hit by three more fires, just hours after residents turned out to try and fireproof the area.’
    • ‘Dozens of signal relay rooms like the one destroyed on Sunday are scattered throughout the 722-mile subway system, and it is impossible to fireproof them…’
    • ‘He was concerned about fire and flood, and had his house fireproofed by constructing it with brick vaults.’
    • ‘He explained that he was fireproofing the doors to the main panels.’
    • ‘Timber lobbyists and foresters say thin out some national forests as a means of fireproofing them and preventing more superfires; that means cutting trees - lots of them.’
    • ‘A mattress company which fails to meet UK furniture safety standards claims that fireproofing beds is dangerous.’
    • ‘We had to fireproof the building, putting in fire doors and fire lights as we have over 30 kids here and we're open most of the day.’
    • ‘The Wentworth Group of Scientists last year said that we couldn't droughtproof Australia; can we fireproof it?’
    • ‘Under the Seattle code, steel does not have to be fireproofed if it does not take gravity loads.’
    • ‘If you build a home in a dangerous area and you don't fireproof it, you should not get money from the government to rebuild.’