asbestos definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two incombustible, chemical-resistant, fibrous mineral types of impure magnesium silicate, employed for fireproofing, electrical insulation, creating products, braking system linings, and substance filters.
    • some of a few fibrous mineral types of magnesium silicate, used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, creating products, brake linings, and substance filters; the small fibres causes cancer tumors whenever lodged inside lungs.
    • a wonderful rock, which, when set on fire, cannot be quenched: a concept because of observance associated with effect of chilled water in home heating quicklime.
    • A supposed variety of flax, alleged to be incombustible.
    • A fibrous variety of amphibole or hornblende, made up of separable filaments, with a silky luster; in addition, in preferred usage, an identical variety of serpentine called chrysotile.
    • a fibrous amphibole; useful for making fireproof articles; inhaling materials can cause asbestosis or lung cancer
  • adjective:
    • Of, made from, or containing one or the various other of these two mineral forms.
    • Of, or relating to asbestos.

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