backdraft

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Etymology[edit]

back +‎ draft

Noun[edit]

backdraft (plural backdrafts)

  1. (firefighting) An extreme fire behavior phenomena involving ignition of products of combustion (such as carbon monoxide) and pyrolysis products upon introduction of oxygen to a compartment. In this phenomena the fuel generally is at a high temperature (above 600 degrees C), but combustion is limited by a lack of oxygen. Introduction of atmospheric oxygen results in explosive combustion.

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