Definition of incombustible in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinkəmˈbəstəb(ə)l/


(Especially of a building material or component) consisting or made of material that does not burn if exposed to fire.
Example sentences
  • Undeterred, he took out a patent in 1797 for incombustible material: floorboards constructed from long, thick strips of fired clay.
  • Following a big fire, there are always discussions about potential techno fixes, like more supertanker planes, better foams and incombustible construction.



Pronunciation: /ˌinkəmˌbəstəˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • Incombustibility of the board using styrofoam waste as binder was improved by increasing the density and the resin content of board.
  • A study was conducted to investigate the incombustibility of interior wallcovering materials including wall paper, wall cloth, melamine wafer, and decorative veneer, of buildings in China.


Late 15th century: from medieval Latin incombustibilis, from in- 'not' + combustibilis (see combustible).

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Syllabification: in·com·bus·ti·ble

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