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fireproof

[′fīr‚prüf]
(building construction)
Having noncombustible walls, stairways, and stress-bearing members, and having all steel and iron structural members which could be damaged by heat protected by refractory materials.
(materials)
The property of being relatively resistant to combustion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fireproof

1. Descriptive of a material or construction which is unburnable, or almost so; an absolute quality which does not exist; usually refers to a material or construction which is highly fire-resistant.
2. To apply a chemical solution to a material as a fire retardant; to flameproof.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.