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Italian term or phrase:asbestina
English translation:asbestine
Entered by: Richard Boyce
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15:02 Oct 14, 2004
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology / asbestos
Italian term or phrase: asbestina
How is is different from "asbesto", which appears in the same document and which I'm translting as asbestos.
Richard Boyce
Local time: 16:14
asbestine
Explanation:
should be this

http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt0161.html

asbestine

A mineral compound of almost pure fibrous magnesium silicate, which possesses physical characteristics between those of talc and asbestos. It is used as a LOADING (1) agent in paper manufacture, particularly for blotting papers and board. (17 )
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Valentina_D
Local time: 16:14
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Though the other answer was first I went for this as it explained what abestine was and allowed me to understand that it was the right answer (the translation related to a company that makes paper!)
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3 +2asbestine
Valentina_D
3asbestine
Fernando Muela


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
asbestine


Explanation:
Hope it helps.

(a.) Of or pertaining to asbestus, or partaking of its nature; incombustible; asbestic.
http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/asbestine

Fernando Muela
Spain
Local time: 16:14
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
asbestine


Explanation:
should be this

http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt0161.html

asbestine

A mineral compound of almost pure fibrous magnesium silicate, which possesses physical characteristics between those of talc and asbestos. It is used as a LOADING (1) agent in paper manufacture, particularly for blotting papers and board. (17 )

Valentina_D
Local time: 16:14
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Though the other answer was first I went for this as it explained what abestine was and allowed me to understand that it was the right answer (the translation related to a company that makes paper!)

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agree  Michele Fauble
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agree  Mauro Baglieri: have ole books at home...useful stuff ;- )
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