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filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it air cleaner , air filter
inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic alveolitis
drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen angel dust , PCP , phencyclidine , phencyclidine hydrochloride
lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust anthracosis , black lung , black lung disease , coal miner's lung
form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis; initial symptoms (chill and cough and dyspnea and rapid pulse) are followed by extreme cardiovascular collapse anthrax pneumonia , inhalation anthrax , pulmonary anthrax , ragpicker's disease , ragsorter's disease , woolsorter's disease , woolsorter's pneumonia
alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust) bagascosis , bagassosis
promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books) blurb , endorsement , indorsement
block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel briquet , briquette
implement for beating dust out of carpets carpet beater , rug beater
plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust Centaurea cineraria , Centaurea gymnocarpa , dusty miller
dust resulting from writing with a piece of chalk chalk dust
room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment clean room , white room
any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible cloud
removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation Cottrell precipitator , precipitator
sudden spread of dust and debris from a collapsing building debris storm , debris surge
(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind deflation
cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust diffuse nebula , gaseous nebula
region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s dust bowl
cloud of dust suspended in the air dust cloud
state of being contaminated with dust dust contamination
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