Words nearby asbestos
Origin of asbestos
OTHER WORDS FROM asbestosas·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 asbestus
It consisted of a tube, containing at one end a plug of asbestus, moistened with a solution of iodide of potassium and starch.
The Asbestus, a mineral substance of a whitish or silver color.
There was a city of the same name in Eubœa, expressed Carystus, where the stone Asbestus was found.
Stones also differ in their weight or gravity: for instance, some of the asbestus kind are lighter than water.
British Dictionary definitions for asbestus
- 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