Meaning of ASBESTOS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ æzˈbestɔs ]

n. 1 a fibrous silicate mineral that is incombustible. 2 this used as a heat-resistant or insulating material. øøasbestine adj. [ME f. OF albeston, ult. f. Gk asbestos unquenchable f. a- not + sbestos f. sbennumi quench]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.