Definition of heat-resistant in US English:



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    another term for heatproof
    • ‘It produces heat-resistant spores which may even be stimulated by high temperatures, causing the spores to germinate further.’
    • ‘Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators.’
    • ‘The plutonium is encapsulated in a heat-resistant ceramic shell, to prevent it from being released into the environment in the case of a launch accident.’
    • ‘The surface of each orbiter is covered by the Thermal Protection System, an outer layer primarily consisting of more than 24,000 heat-resistant ceramic tiles.’
    • ‘The processing times in these guides ensure destruction of the largest expected number of heat-resistant microorganisms in home-canned foods.’
    • ‘As a general rule, the higher the percentage of alloying elements in heat-resistant steels, the better the mechanical properties.’
    • ‘Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler (or in a heat-resistant bowl set over a pan of simmering water).’
    • ‘Stainless steel castings are usually classified as either corrosion-resistant castings or heat-resistant.’
    • ‘The most distinctive feature of the spacecraft is a large, highly reflective, heat-resistant sunshade attached to the front on a titanium frame.’
    • ‘While originally radiators were made of round copper or brass tubes that were significantly heavy yet were corrosion and heat-resistant, today's car radiators are lighter and aluminum-made.’
    • ‘In addition to long-term strength and corrosion resistance, some cast heat-resistant steels exhibit special resistance to the effects of cyclic temperatures and changes in the nature of the operating environment.’
    • ‘Conversely, the shuttle must be pointed at a appropriate angle and rotation to ensure that the heat of re-entry is distributed properly against specially reinforced, heat-resistant panels.’
    • ‘These compounds are used to make high-speed tools, military aircraft and spacecraft, heat shields, and specialized heat-resistant fibers.’
    • ‘Asbestos has been used for over 2000 years, mined for its heat-resistant and noncombustible properties.’
    • ‘The heat-resistant tiles covering the front shield are hidden underneath the foil and will provide protection against the very high temperatures that will be generated during the entry into Titan's atmosphere.’
    • ‘In this case, the catalytic radiator must be of heat-resistant design, such that it does not require air cooling.’
    • ‘The idea of wood in the weld shop did not go over very well with the plant's management at first, but after testing, hardwood was actually found to outperform the heat-resistant plastics the managers had in mind.’
    • ‘This circular-shaped piece comprises a wooden base and a chunky glass top with a rotating centrepiece that can be reversed to an aluminium heat-resistant serving centre or left as is in a fashionable wood veneer.’
    • ‘That analysis focused mainly on the heat-resistant ceramic tiles that protect the shuttle during its fiery re-entry through Earth's atmosphere.’
    • ‘Among the tools are a variety of ceramic and metallic composites that could provide a tougher, more heat-resistant skin for a next-generation space shuttle.’
    1. 1.1 Not easily becoming hot.
      ‘fondue forks with heat-resistant handles’



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