Definition of flameproof in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈfleɪmpruːf/


1(Especially of a fabric) treated so as to be non-flammable.
Example sentences
  • Keep the safety factor in mind when you make pajamas; flameproof fabric is often used for younger children's sleeping clothing.
  • Cassocks are similarly inadvisable in a force 10 gale, replaced by the standard hard hat, flameproof overalls, safety goggles, boots and gloves.
  • So, if we found a way to make anything flameproof, using your technology of course, you would have claim to most of our work?
non-flammable, non-inflammable, flame-resistant, fire-resistant, flame-retardant, incombustible, uninflammable, unburnable
1.1(Of cookware) able to be used either in an oven or on a hob: a flameproof casserole
More example sentences
  • Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large flameproof casserole or deep saucepan (one with a lid); it should be wide enough to hold all the chicken pieces in a single layer.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole and fry the onions until golden brown, for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Melt 25g of the butter in a flameproof casserole dish.


[with object]
Make (something) flameproof.
Example sentences
  • The octa formulation is used primarily to flameproof plastic casings on office equipment.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: flame|proof

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.