Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acting or tending to retard. Often used in combination: flame-retardant pajamas for children; a fire-retardant security chest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Serving to retard (slow down) the action of something
  • n. Something that serves to retard (slow down) the action of something

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Retarding; tending to delay or impede motion, growth, or progress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any agent that retards or delays or hinders

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Examples

  • FireIceR is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection.

  • FireIceĀ® is a patented powdered fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection.

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  • FireIceĀ® is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection.

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  • FireIce (R) is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection.

    GelTech's FireIce a Solution for Colorado Fires - Yahoo! Finance

  • is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection.

    GelTech Solutions Expands Team With New Hire - Yahoo! Finance

  • That doesn't include that fire retardant, which is like $2.50 a gallon, and it doesn't include fuel either.

    CNN Transcript Sep 3, 2009

  • And I don't have exact numbers, but I heard it's as high as 15 helicopters and as high as 14 air tankers on this and also that doesn't include the DC-10 which it dropped 12,000 gallons in one drop of retardant, which is huge.

    CNN Transcript Nov 24, 2007

  • We brought in about 2,250 gallon of foam fire retardant, which is on the scene, and we're importing that into the mine and have been for some time.

    CNN Transcript Jan 20, 2006

  • The DC-10 can drop up to 42,000 litres of recycled water or retardant, which is loaded at a pumping station at Avalon in about 10 minutes.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • A toxic chemical called flame retardant, which is used on everything from curtains to computer cables, was found in very high levels in dolphin blubber, according to scientists who inspected dolphins in the area.

    NBC New York - Top Stories

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