HAZMAT

[haz-mat]
noun
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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Main Entry:  HAZMAT
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  hazardous material(s)
Etymology:  1980-85
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
HAZMAT
hazardous material
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Example sentences
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.
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