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The property of a material to swell when heated; intumescent materials in bulk and sheet form are used as fireproofing agents.
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The process of swelling up, as with the application of heat, such as vermiculite that is heat-treated for use in thermal insulation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.