Meaning of ASBESTOS in English

ASBESTOS

n.1 a fibrous silicate mineral that is incombustible.

2 this used as a heat-resistant or insulating material.

Derivatives:

asbestine adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF albeston, ult. f. Gk asbestos unquenchable f. a- not + sbestos f. sbennumi quench

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.