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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A lung disease caused by inhaling particles of crystal or quartz or slate.

Usage examples (34)
  • This disease, known as silicosis or "mal de mines", is the most common occupational disease in mining.
  • This, too, is less than 1% of all the "silicosis" claims made in Texas.
  • People would suffer from pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (or really what it is called "silicosis" LOL) and eventually die.
  • In 1998, U.S. S.lica fielded 198 silicosis claims. for more
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