Keywords: asbestos

Sign Definition

Definition in Auslan

As a Noun

1. ASBESTOS is a grey material which does not burn and which has been used in building as a protection against fire or heat. It can be found in old buildings. It has to be handled carefully because it can cause serious illness including cancer if dust or particles are inhaled.


1. The signer in the video is giving an Auslan explanation of the English term ASBESTOS. There appears to be no commonly used Auslan sign for ASBESTOS (but some signers represent this visually using depicting signs, once they have established the topic). If you know a sign for ASBESTOS used by you or other Auslan users (deaf people or interpreters) please go to "Report missing sign" and supply details. Thank you.