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hazmat

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noun haz·mat \ˈhaz-ˌmat\

Definition of hazmat

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

hazmat

noun haz·mat \ˈhaz-ˌmat\

Medical Definition of hazmat

  1. :  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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