Asbestous As*bes"tous, a. Asbestic. [1913 Webster]

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  • asbestous — as·bes·tous …   English syllables

  • asbestous — adjective see asbestine …   Useful english dictionary

  • asbestos — asbestine /as bes tin, az /, asbestous, adj. asbestoid, asbestoidal, adj. /as bes teuhs, az /, n. 1. Mineral. a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles. 2. a fabric woven from… …   Universalium

  • asbestos —   n. uninflammable material manufacture from fibrous amphibole.    ♦ asbestine,    ♦ asbestous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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