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intumescence

[‚in·tü′mes·əns]
(materials)
The property of a material to swell when heated; intumescent materials in bulk and sheet form are used as fireproofing agents.

intumescence

The process of swelling up, as with the application of heat, such as vermiculite that is heat-treated for use in thermal insulation.
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Some paints that were tested had a tendency to he hampered by time and would no longer intumesce," said Dr.