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Definition of "asbestosis" []

  • A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "asbestosis" in a sentence
  • "Chronic (long-term) inhalation exposure to asbestos in humans can lead to a lung disease termed asbestosis, which is a diffuse fibrous scarring of the lungs."
  • "Rubber Stamping News » Blog Archive » CSX uncovers fraud in asbestosis case says:"
  • "It was at this point that he was diagnosed as having asbestosis, which is a lung disease that is caused through exposure to asbestos dust and fibers."