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HAZMAT

[haz-mat] /ˈhæzˌmæt/
noun
1.
a material or substance that poses a danger to life, property, or the environment if improperly stored, shipped, or handled:
regulations for transporting radioactive materials and other HAZMAT.
Also, hazmat.
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Examples from the web for HAZMAT
  • Today, a spill of that size would trigger an evacuation of the school and a local HAZMAT team for cleanup.
  • The odor from the fluid in the jar will be enough to clear a room and mobilize a HAZMAT team.
  • The painting is a mood, a picture, and a HAZMAT sign all at once.
  • Its shape more resembles that of a heart or a teardrop, or something that you would want to have a HAZMAT suit on to touch.
  • It is the responsibility of the HAZMAT employer to meet these training requirements.
  • Each HAZMAT employee must be trained and tested to determine the effectiveness of the training received.
British Dictionary definitions for HAZMAT

hazmat

/ˈhæzˌmæt/
noun (mainly US & Canadian)
1.
  1. substances that pose a danɡer to public health
  2. (as modifier): a hazmat suit
Word Origin
C20: haz(ardous) + mat(erials)
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Contemporary definitions for HAZMAT
noun

hazardous material(s)

Word Origin

1980-85

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Word Origin and History for HAZMAT

hazmat

also HAZMAT, 1977, condensed from hazardous material(s).

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Slang definitions & phrases for HAZMAT

HAZMAT

noun

Hazardous material: The ambulance crew checked the site for hazmats (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for HAZMAT

HAZMAT

hazardous material
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