asbestine

adjective as·bes·tine
variants: or

asbestous

or

asbestic

Definition of asbestine

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of asbestos :  incombustible

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Origin and Etymology of asbestine

asbestos + -ine or -ous or -ic


Asbestine

noun as·bes·tine

Definition of Asbestine

  1. :  a finely fibrous variety of talc used especially as a filler for rubber and paper and as an extender and white pigment in paints —formerly a U.S. registered trademark

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