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- Any of several fibrous mineral forms of magnesium silicate, used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings, and chemical filters.
- All types of asbestos are potentially carcinogenic when inhaled.
- Asbestos insulation was once ubiquitous.
any of several fibrous mineral forms of magnesium silicate
asbestos (not comparable)
of or relating to asbestos