Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A local commercial name for massive asbestos reduced to a fibrous pulp and used for wall-plaster, etc.
  • Relating to or containing asbestos. Also asbestous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling asbestus; inconsumable; asbestine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to, or resembling, asbestos.

Etymologies

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asbestos +‎ -ic

Examples

  • They relate that, on finding himself taken, Kempelen seized the crucibles with both hands (which were encased in gloves that afterwards turned out to be asbestic), and threw the contents on the tiled floor.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2

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