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asbestosnoun [U]

 us   /æsˈbes·təs, æz-/
a ​soft, gray-white ​material that does not ​burn and was used in ​buildings as a ​protection against ​fire, and as a ​form of insulation (= way of ​stoppingheat from ​escaping): Inhaling asbestos ​fibers can make you ​sick.
(Definition of asbestos from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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asbestosnoun [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 ​stoppingheat from ​escaping)
(Definition of asbestos from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “asbestos”
in Korean 석면…
in Arabic أسبِستوس (مادة لونها رمادي-أبيض لا تحترق بِسهولة وتستخدم في المباني)…
in Malaysian asestos…
in French amiante…
in Russian асбест…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石棉…
in Italian amianto…
in Turkish asbestos…
in Polish azbest…
in Spanish asbesto…
in Vietnamese amiăng…
in Portuguese amianto, asbesto…
in Thai แร่ใยหิน…
in German der Asbest…
in Catalan asbest…
in Japanese アスベスト, 石綿…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石棉…
in Indonesian asbes…
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