fire retardant

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fire retardant

[¦fīr ri′tärd·ənt]
(materials)
A chemical used as a coating for or a component of a combustible material to reduce or eliminate a tendency to burn; used with textiles, plastics, rubbers, paints, and other materials. Also known as fireproofing compound.
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