Meaning of ASBESTOS in English

[noun] [U] - a soft greyish-white material that does not burn, and which is used in buildings, clothing, etc. as a protection against fire, and as a form of insulation (= way of stopping heat from escaping)blue/white/brown asbestosMany countries have limited or banned the use of asbestos because of fears that its fibres cause diseases such as lung cancer if inhaled.

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