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1. incombustible

adjective. not capable of igniting and burning.

Synonyms

  • flame-retardant
  • fire-resistant
  • fire-retardant
  • fire-resisting
  • fire-resistive
  • noncombustible
  • flameproof
  • nonflammable

Antonyms

  • comburent
  • inflammable
  • ignescent
  • combustive

Etymology

  • -ible (English)
  • combust (English)
  • combÅ«stus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

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Sentences with incombustible


1. Adjective
Although steel elements, such as stand-alone structures, are incombustible, their strength reduces at high temperatures due to fire or when other materials within a building burn, making them susceptible to buckling.

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