fire-retardant fire-retardant

Definition(s):

  • (adj) difficult to burn

Usage(s):

  1. Torrential rain had reacted with a fire-retardant chemical in the carpet, making it froth up like bubble bath.
  2. Oakley just launched a consumer version of its lightweight assault boot, which special-forces units in Afghanistan prized for its fire-retardant laces and squeak-reducing soles.
  3. Reason: its roof was constructed of fire-retardant composition materials.

News

  1. Asiana Airlines Passenger Ye Meng Yuan Killed by First Responder, After Plane Crash

    Travel Weird News Asiana Airlines Crash Video footage recorded by a helmet-cam worn by Fire Chief Mark Johnson, who responded to the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash in San Francisco on July 6, reveals how passenger Ye Meng Yuan was killed by an emergency vehicle. Yuan, 16, was lying injured on the runway, but was covered by fire-retardant foam that was sprayed by first responders. According to ...
    on August 6, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Video sheds light on Flight 214 passenger's death

    The San Francisco Fire Department supervisors who took charge of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash scene were not alerted by firefighters that a 16-year-old passenger had been found near the plane, leaving them powerless to prevent the girl from being run over by a rig after she was covered by fire-retardant foam, footage of the incident shows. The footage was recorded by a camera mounted on ...
    on August 5, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Quotes

  • Tata Motors said the two cars that its engineers had examined "had some minor smoking -- not fire -- and a localised melting of some of the fire-retardant plastic parts."
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Ratan Tata Source: AFP

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