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definition of the word asbestos

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Asbestos fibers.

From Ancient Greek ἄσβεστος (asbestos), unquenchable, inextinguishable) from ἀ- (a-), not) + σβέννυμι (sbennumi), I quench, quell).

Singular
asbestos

Plural
uncountable

asbestos (uncountable)

  1. Any of several fibrous mineral forms of magnesium silicate, used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings, and chemical filters; The small fibres can cause cancer when lodged in the lungs.


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