Flame-retardant meaning

A substance that is applied to fabric, wood, or other material in order to make it resistant to catching fire.
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Used to describe something that is hard to ignite; that does not support or convey flame.
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A substance used to make an object flameproof.

The flame-retardant used on the child's pajamas would keep them from bursting into flame, but it caused a rash.

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A chemical used to impart flame resistance.
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