Associations to the word «Asbestos»

Wiktionary

ASBESTOS, noun. Any of several fibrous mineral forms of magnesium silicate, used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings, and chemical filters.

Dictionary definition

ASBESTOS, noun. A fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer.

Wise words

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