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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hazmat
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Main Entry:  HAZMAT
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  hazardous material(s)
Etymology:  1980-85
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
hazardous material
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
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.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature