flame-retardant flame-retardant

Definition(s):

  • (adj) resistant to catching fire

Usage(s):

  1. Today's green-minded families go far beyond eco-consumerism--the buying of organic baby goodies like mohair-filled crib mattresses, flame-retardant-free pajamas and fair-trade toys.
  2. FAA wants airlines to replace planes insulation with the flame-retardant kind - whenever they get around to it.
  3. The pilot of each plane, wearing a flame-retardant flight suit and metallic flash protector on his helmet, would have to watch his ascent on a pair of television screens.

News

  • Hey! Listen! It's Not All Bad For Microsoft

    Adjusts flame-retardant suit and takes a deep breath. Microsoft and the Xbox One are not all that bad, you guys! Please? Not in my beautiful, beautiful face! Ok, so I unabashedly declared Sony undisputed winner of E3 2013 (how brave of me). But that cloud of doom hanging low on the shoulders of Microsoft made my [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. "I don't know if he's going to be able to walk tomorrow," Drummond said. "We need to get some type of flame-retardant uniform in case he catches on fire, he's running so doggone fast."
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Jon Drummond Source: New York Times

  2. "Ultra-New Yorker" Curtis Sliwa commented on Grassley's wardrobe: "He wears polyester, waffle-weave, flame-retardant pants that look like they survived the high waters."
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Curtis Sliwa Source: Village Voice

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