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asbestos

as·bes·tos (as·bes·tus)

asbestos (asbestus)

 
pronunciation:
aes bes ts [or] aez bes ts
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of two forms of a mineral that can be separated into fibers, is not combustible, and is resistant to chemical action, used to make fireproofing and insulating materials.
definition 2: the material made from this mineral.
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derivations: asbestoid (adj.), asbestous (adj.)