Origin of asbestos
Related formsas·bes·tine [as-bes-tin, az-] /æsˈbɛs tɪn, æz-/, as·bes·tous, adjectiveas·bes·toid, as·bes·toi·dal, adjectivenon·as·bes·tine, adjective
Examples from the Web for asbestine
Other silicates of magnesia used for paper-making are agalite and asbestine, the latter being a finely ground asbestos.The Manufacture of Paper|Robert Walter Sindall
It is generally used with lighter pigments, such as asbestine, in order to prevent settling.
This pigment comes in two forms: as asbestine and as talcose (talc, etc.).
British Dictionary definitions for asbestine
- any of the fibrous amphibole and serpentine minerals, esp chrysotile and tremolite, that are incombustible and resistant to chemicals. It was formerly widely used in the form of fabric or board as a heat-resistant structural material
- (as modifier)asbestos matting