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as•bes•tos



Pronunciation: (as-bes'tus, az-), [key]
n.
1. Mineral.a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles.
2. a fabric woven from asbestos fibers, formerly used for theater curtains, firefighters' gloves, etc.
3. Theat.a fireproof curtain. Also,as•bes'tus.

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Asbenasbestos cement
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