asbestine

adjective
as·​bes·​tine
variants: or asbestous \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗stəs \ or asbestic \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗stik \

Definition of asbestine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Asbestine

noun
\ -stə̇n \

Definition of Asbestine (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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History and Etymology for asbestine

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 27 Nov. 2021.

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