asbestine

1 of 2

adjective

as·​bes·​tine
variants or asbestous
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗stəs
or asbestic
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗stik
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of asbestos : incombustible

Asbestine

2 of 2

noun

-stə̇n
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

asbestos + -ine or -ous or -ic

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“Asbestine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asbestine. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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