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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 Korean 석면…
in Arabic أسبِستوس (مادة لونها رمادي-أبيض لا تحترق بِسهولة وتستخدم في المباني)…
in French amiante…
in Turkish asbestos…
in Italian amianto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石棉…
in Russian асбест…
in Polish azbest…
in Spanish asbesto…
in Portuguese amianto, asbesto…
in German der Asbest…
in Catalan asbest…
in Japanese アスベスト, 石綿…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石棉…
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