suppressive fire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n suppressive fire fire on or about a weapon system to degrade its performance below what is needed to fulfill its mission objectives
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Usage

In literature:

Himself an inventor, Milliken recognised in his deep-set eye and musing brow the fire of a suppressed genius.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
Then gather a good supply of stuff which seems likely to suppress fire without smothering it.
"Fisherman's Luck" by Henry van Dyke
Peyrade's action had extinguished the fire by the natural process of suppressing the air.
"An Historical Mystery" by Honore de Balzac
A strange lustre, as of suppressed internal fire, flickered over her.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
O king, the pain one feeleth in having to suppress one's wrath is more burning than fire itself.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
But the suppression of the clubs did not entirely put out the fires of constitutional desires.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
O king, the pain one feeleth in having to suppress one's wrath is more burning than fire itself.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
A certain smoldering fire, long with difficulty suppressed, began to flame in spite of him.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
Although the "King" had suppressed the muscular manifestation, he was none the less burned by internal fire.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Fires, Convicts used for suppressing, 42.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
He neither could nor would suppress his passion, though it devoured him like a raging fire.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
She stood the more upright because of the fire and temper suppressed in her.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
His heart was on fire with suppressed rage.
"A Rose of a Hundred Leaves" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It had not been possible to suppress the dread tidings; they flew like wild-fire.
"'Clear the Track'" by Elisabeth Buerstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
Numerous smaller fires occurred at intervals, but owing to the efficiency of the fire companies they were easily suppressed.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
The monk was shivering as in an ague fit, all the suppressed fire in his blood broke out.
"The Hour Will Come: Volumes I and II" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
Nathalie stood still and gazed with suppressed excitement at this new development of the fire-crazed people.
"Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer" by Rena I. Halsey
Then like a fire long with difficulty suppressed, the native pride and insolence of Francesco's character again broke forth.
"The Devil's Elixir" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
I fired at the root of his neck, and the rifle gave a suppressed roar in the heavy air and the smoke hung like a pall.
"Hunting in Many Lands" by Various
My Commons were retrench'd one half; and as to Firing, it was intirely suppress'd, for fear I should set Fire to the Citadel.
"The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume IV" by Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz
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In news:

Most extinguishing foams attack fire by means of vapor suppression.
As a Fire Suppression Inspector, my husband has a plethora of fire extinguishers littered around our home, garage and in his truck.
The 1988 fires in Yellowstone National Park changed the way Americans look at fire suppression.
A pipe in a fire suppression sprinkler system at 54 Main Street burst on the evening of January 2, flooding the Simon Gallery and Louisa Gould Gallery on the first floor with a few inches of water.
It came out with a code in 2009 requiring new one- and two-family homes be equipped with sprinklers for fire suppression.
The problem is related to the fire suppressant system.
Illinois Crews Suppress House Fire.
The company's line of fire detection and suppression systems for CNC and EDM machines is designed to automatically detect and extinguish oil-based fires.
Fire suppression agents go greener.
Environmental sensitivity is helping to drive adoption of new fire suppression agents.
View this Fire Suppression System Install Photo 13.
A new Elk River Fire Department pickup truck designed to fight grass fires will be outfitted with a high-pressure foam suppression system.
Ansul Provides Fire Suppression Tech.
The city of Casper will contribute $25,000 towards a $250,000 fire suppression system for the eleven story Skyline Towers building downtown.
County OKs fire suppression system bid.
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In science:

Refuge areas will employ clean agent fire protection systems that will allow occupants to function during emergency events even if the area requires fire suppression.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
For equipment requiring higher levels of protection from water damage, double interlocked preaction fire suppression systems will be installed.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
FM 200: Where highly sensitive or irreplaceable electronic equipment is housed, a gaseous fire suppression system designed for computer rooms will be employed as a first line of defense against fire, supplemented by a double interlocked fire preaction system.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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