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    What does "forgiving during a fire" mean?

    I'm trying to translate an article about fire fighting foams into my native language (Chinese) and puzzled by this expression.

    Can anyone help out? Many thanks in advance!

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    Re: What does "forgiving during a fire" mean?

    Although you have given us the context (fire-fighting foams), it is impossible to work out the meaning of a fragment without knowing the whole sentence. Please give us the entire sentence in which "forgiving during a fire" appears.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does "forgiving during a fire" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Although you have given us the context (fire-fighting foams), it is impossible to work out the meaning of a fragment without knowing the whole sentence. Please give us the entire sentence in which "forgiving during a fire" appears.
    Thanks for the reminder. Here it is.
    "Thy have the ability to readily spread over a fuel surface, are very forgiving during a fire, they can be discharged through all types of nozzles, and have an extended shelf life."

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    Re: What does "forgiving during a fire" mean?

    I suggest you translate it as 'easy and safe to use during a fire'.

    (Macmillan)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Oct-2014 at 10:25.

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    Re: What does "forgiving during a fire" mean?

    Thank you. It's very helpful.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Oct-2014 at 22:48. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: What does "forgiving during a fire" mean?

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