asbestine

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Etymology[edit]

asbestos +‎ -ine?

Adjective[edit]

asbestine (comparative more asbestine, superlative most asbestine)

  1. Resembling or relating to asbestos.

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Noun[edit]

asbestine (plural asbestines)

  1. A type of fibrous talc used primarily as a filler or extender.
    • 1932, Sands, Clays and Minerals, page 49:
      The Asbestines are crystalline Silicates of a whitish grey in colour containing Alumina, Lime, Iron and Magnesia.
    • 1944 November, Philip S. Turner; Jewel Doran; Frank W. Reinhart, Fairing Compositions for Aircraft Surfaces (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics: Technical Note; No. 958), Washington, page 8:
      The most efficient of these fillers for reducing the coefficient of thermal expansion of vinyl acetate resin are the asbestines.
    • 1962, Herbert W. Chatfield, editor, The Science of Surface Coatings, London: Ernest Benn Limited, page 222:
      Compositions of Magnesium Silicates / Percentage composition / 14 24 3 4 5 6 / [] / 1. American talc.  / 2. Soapstone. / 3. Microtalc IT. A/S Norwegian Talc. / 4. Sepiolite. F. W. Berk & Co. / 5. Asbestines X, 3X, 5X, FT, 325 and 425. / 6. Asbestine 625.

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