Meaning of ASBESTOS in English

ASBESTOS

[ az'bɛstɒs , as- , -təs ]

■ noun a highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral able to be woven into fabrics, used in brake linings and in fire-resistant and insulating materials.

Origin

C17, via L. from Gk ~ 'unquenchable'.

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