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1. asbestos

noun. ['æsˈbɛstəs'] a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer.

Etymology

  • abeste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • ἄσβεστος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Asbestos

  • festus

How do you pronounce asbestos?

Pronounce asbestos as æsˈbɛstəs.

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