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hazmat

noun, haz·mat often attributive \ˈhaz-ˌmat\

Definition of HAZMAT

:  a material (as flammable or poisonous material) that would be a danger to life or to the environment if released without precautions

Origin of HAZMAT

hazardous material
First Known Use: 1980
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hazmat

noun , haz·mat often attrib \ˈhaz-ˌmat\

Medical Definition of HAZMAT

:  a material (as radioactive, flammable, explosive, or poisonous material) that would be a danger to life or to the environment if released without necessary precautions being taken <toxic waste hauled away by workers in hazmat suits—Tom Spousta> <hazmat storage>

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