(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Resistance to fire
1. incombustibility, uninflammability, nonflammability; fireproof-ing, fire resistance.
2. [fire] extinguisher; fire engine, hook and ladder [truck]; [automatic] sprinkler, [fire] hydrant, fireplug, fire hose; carbon tetrachloride, foam, [wet] blanket; fireproofing, asbestos; fire wall or curtain.
3. firefighter, fireman; fire warden; volunteer fireman; fire or bucket brigade, fire department.
Verbs — fireproof, flameproof; extinguish, snuff, put or stamp out, quench, douse, smother, damp; burn or go out, die.
Adjectives — incombustible, non[in]flammable, flameproof, fireproof, unburnable; fire-resistant; quenched, [snuffed] out.
Antonyms, see fuel.

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