Definition of “asbestos” - English Dictionary

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(Definition of “asbestos” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 stopping heat from escaping):

Inhaling asbestos fibers can make you sick.

(Definition of “asbestos” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)