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asbestos

noun [U] uk   /æsˈbes.tɒs/  us   /-tɑːs/
a soft, greyish-white material that does not burn, used especially in the past in buildings, clothing, etc. as a protection against fire and as a form of insulation (= a way of stopping heat from escaping)
Translations of “asbestos”
in Arabic أسبِستوس (مادة لونها رمادي-أبيض لا تحترق بِسهولة وتستخدم في المباني)…
in Korean 석면…
in Malaysian asestos…
in French amiante…
in Turkish asbestos…
in Italian amianto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石棉…
in Russian асбест…
in Polish azbest…
in Vietnamese amiăng…
in Spanish asbesto…
in Portuguese amianto, asbesto…
in Thai แร่ใยหิน…
in German der Asbest…
in Catalan asbest…
in Japanese アスベスト, 石綿…
in Indonesian asbes…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石棉…
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