Meaning of unburnable in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈbəːnəb(ə)l/


  • Consisting or made of material that does not burn if exposed to fire.

    ‘tins, broken plates and other unburnable goods’
    • ‘Elm, apart from being nearly unsplittable, is almost unburnable.’
    • ‘I ask people to remove all unburnable rubbish in bin liners.’
    • ‘It is so unburnable that NASA uses it for the protective shell of its space shuttles.’
    • ‘The rest of the material forms char, which is nearly pure carbon, and ash, which is all of the unburnable minerals in the wood.’
    • ‘Mixed with poor coal are certain unburnable materials that melt and stick together as it burns and form what are known as clinkers.’
    • ‘Their fireproof yarns and fabrics could create superlight firefighting clothes, lifesaving shelters for fire jumpers, and unburnable housing materials.’
    non-flammable, non-combustible, not inflammable, unburnable