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1. One of the five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments according to acupuncture theory (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).
2. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.




Public health A conflagration. See Residential fire, Superfire.


n one of the five phases, or elements, in Chinese cosmological and medical theory, the characteristic manifestations of which include empathy, expressiveness, extreme emotions, extroversion, and sociability.


1. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.
2. One of five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).


naked flame.

fire ant
Solenopsis invicta; bites can cause severe conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.
fire brand
see brand.
fire engine practice
see fire engine practice.
fire fish
members of the fish family Scorpaenidae, or scorpion fish which cause intense skin irritation.
fire injury
fire retardant
chemicals used to proof timber or fabric against fire. Many of these agents are poisonous. The best known are polybrominated and polychlorinated biphenyls.

Patient discussion about fire

Q. Does anyone have an issue with fire log? Every time my neighbors use fire log, I suffer. What can I do? I moved to the West Coast, and realized people burn a lot of fire logs here. I seem to have developed an allergy to it. Every winter, I suffer when neighbors use fire logs. I can not go around the whole neighborhood asking them not to use it. I am wondering if there's any patient advocacy to prohibit the usage of fire logs? I am sure there must be a lot of asthma patients who have the same problem with mine? If we regulate smoking, why can't we regulate fire logs?

A. I found some info like this.

I wish there's a regulation. If the healthcare cost is an issue for the government, they can reduce emergency visits due to asthma, by regulating fire logs.

Q. How do you tell the difference between chemical burns, and burns from fire? Please don't spare on gross words i would like to know everything there is to burns.

A. Here is a ton of info on both-

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Safes are the type of fireproof metal furnishings that are used more widely for valuable goods, documents as apart from fireproof, they are hard to break
The promoters of the new systems had to convince the public of the safety of their innovations: no one knew how well the materials of the modern fireproof buildings would perform in a fire because few had actually been tested.
We take every measure to ensure the safety and security of our customer's information," said Mistie McMillin, Administrative Services Manager for FIREPROOF.
Adding flame-suppressing substances to the material provides another way to fireproof polymers.
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We have introduced the highest technology from South Korea, which uses macromolecule copolymerization modification techniques for making both organic and fireproof materials that have the same polarity and affinity with each other to form unique expandable organic particles.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at the Islamic Azad University announced that they have synthesized Magnesium aluminate spinel nanoparticles to produce fireproof ceramics.
Magidow said she and other bank officials were discussing opening a temporary trailer to resume the bank's business, adding that the bank's documents were in fireproof areas.
The two, Mr Wynford Dore, founder of a Coventry fireproof coating business, and Mr Gareth Newman, former head teacher and Coventry educational adviser, each have 10 million shares in GOAL, a company that provides mock exams for school pupils over the Internet.
PUMA is also the official supplier of the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro F1 team's teamwear, fireproof racewear, team footwear and accessories.
Thermal insulation of walls, or outside (less walls joints), including the attic, with expanded polystyrene thermal density 20kg / m, fireproof the fa Ada with a thickness of 10cm.
However, the use of high-strength reinforced concrete frames for high-rise office towers, with concrete cores and wider egress stairs, provides a stronger, safer building that is terror-resistant, soundproof and fireproof and has the ability to reduce the feeling of motion caused by wind, Gerosa explains.