a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer
Any of several fibrous mineral forms of magnesium silicate, used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings, and chemical filters; the small fibres can cause cancer when lodged in the lungs.
Etymology: abeste, from ἄσβεστος, from ἀ- + σβέννυμι.
Of, or relating to asbestos.
Etymology: abeste, from ἄσβεστος, from ἀ- + σβέννυμι.
a variety of amphibole or of pyroxene, occurring in long and delicate fibers, or in fibrous masses or seams, usually of a white, gray, or green-gray color. The name is also given to a similar variety of serpentine
Etymology: [L. asbestos (NL. asbestus) a kind of mineral unaffected by fire, Gr. (prop. an adj.) inextinguishable; 'a priv. + to extinguish.]
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used commercially for their desirable physical properties. They all have in common their eponymous, asbestiform habit: long, thin fibrous crystals. The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. The European Union has banned all use of asbestos, as well as the extraction, manufacture, and processing of asbestos products. Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century because of its sound absorption, average tensile strength, its resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage, and affordability. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement or woven into fabric or mats. Asbestos mining began more than 4,000 years ago, but did not start large-scale until the end of the 19th century. For a long time, the world's largest asbestos mine was the Jeffrey mine in the town of Asbestos, Quebec.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
az-best′os, n. an incombustible mineral, a variety of hornblende, of a fine fibrous texture, resembling flax: (fig.) anything unquenchable.—adjs. Asbes′tic, Asbes′tous, Asbes′tine, of or like asbestos: incombustible. [Gr.; (lit.) unquenchable—a, neg., sbestos, extinguished.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The white-hope of the damned. 2. A specially prepared paper upon which _The Philistine_ is printed.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common] Used as a modifier to anything intended to protect one from flames; also in other highly flame-suggestive usages. See, for example, asbestos longjohns and asbestos cork award.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
The numerical value of asbestos in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of asbestos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
I have never heard of anything like this, this is bad news for J&J. The plaintiffs are clearly going to say this lab director worked for J&J for years, and he found asbestos so there must be asbestos there.
It is really shocking to have had these two reports previously raise attention to the issue( and) have manufacturers pledge to pay more attention and to see there are still products on the shelf that have talc, which is contaminated with asbestos in many cases.
We have held their re-registration and informed the distributor to submit quality reports from an accredited laboratory to ensure there is no asbestos in their products.
They would say the product is free of asbestos based on their testing, and we would say the opposite for that sample.
The science has evolved. We have evolved as well. And in evolving, we are becoming more intelligent. For example, we used to use asbestos, but now we don't, we're not the NFL. This is just a bunch of moms.
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- أسبستوس, أسبستArabic
- азбестов, азбестBulgarian
- asbest, amiantCatalan, Valencian
- asbesto, amiantoSpanish
- asbesto, amiantoItalian
- アスベスト, 石綿Japanese
- 애스베스터스, 石綿, 석면Korean
- asbest-, asbestDutch
- asbestNorwegian Nynorsk
- azbest, azbestowyPolish
- [[de]]/[[do]] [[asbesto]]/[[amianto]], amianto, asbestoPortuguese
- асбест, асбе́стовыйRussian
- àzbestnī, азбест, azbestSerbo-Croatian
- amiăng, miăngVietnamese
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