hazmat was our Word of the Day on 01/03/2007. Hear the podcast!
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Recent Examples of hazmat from the Web
He was surrounded by laboratory workers in hazmat suits and members of the A$AP Mob.
Police have blocked all eastbound main lanes as Houston Fire Department hazmat crews work to clean the spill.
Authorities, including hazmat crews, were responding to the fire at Flow-Chem Technologies, Lafayette-based KLFY reported.
Both streets are closed in the area while Trussville Fire hazmat units are working the scene.
Andrew Quella was braving Sunday’s 80-degree heat in a yellow hazmat suit and gas mask to help take the fear out of a more serious topic.
The beer was introduced in 2015 and portrays a man in a hazmat suit on its label, as well as oil cans full of hops and a logo with periodic table icons similar to what was used in Breaking Bad’s title sequence, The Sacramento Bee reports.
Rather than utilizing a typical stage setup, the camera panned over Rocky laying in a bed while wearing a hazmat jumpsuit.
Technicians in hazmat suits, breathing through respirators, sliced off the top of the four-foot steel tank and removed the solvent, thought to be left from a former dry-cleaning business.
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Did You Know?
The origin of "hazmat" is clear enough - it was formed by combining the first three letters of each of two words: "hazardous" and "material." The word hazmat is fairly young, first appearing in print in 1980. Although it is a noun, "hazmat" tends to be used attributively, meaning that it often appears in sentences before another noun as if it were performing the duties of an adjective (as in "hazmat team" and "hazmat worker").
medical Definition of hazmat
- toxic waste hauled away by workers in hazmat suits
- —Tom Spousta
- hazmat storage
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