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Meaning of ASBESTOS

Pronunciation:  as'bestus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer

ASBESTOS is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: amphibole, amphibole group, chrysotile, tremolite



Computing Dictionary

Used as a modifier to anything intended to protect one from flames; also in other highly flame-suggestive usages. E.g., asbestos longjohns, asbestos cork award.

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Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A natural material that is made up of tiny fibers. The fibers can cause cancer.
Thesaurus Terms
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